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This book embodies the result of investigations pursued for many 
years, as a diversion from other literary labor, by one who, despite his 
modesty, reflected much honor upon the name he bore. [See Appen- 
dix, Note A.] The author would doubtless have extended and elabo- 
rated the work before publishing it, and solved some problems that 
perplexed him; but the editors have chosen to present it substantially 
as he left it. He was extremely painstaking in his researches and 
cautious in his statements, so that his records may generally be relied 
upon. His doubts, so far as known, are indicated as such. 

GEORGE B. KNAPP, 
KATHARINE KNAPP, 
Boston, 1909. Editors. 



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THE 

KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 



A Genealogy 



Descendants of William Knapp 



WHO SETTLED IN 



Watertown, Mass., in 1630 

Including also a Tabulated Pedigree, Paternal and Maternal, 
of Hiram Knapp 



BY 

ARTHUR MASON KNAPP 



Spes nostra Deus 



Boston, Mass. 
1909 



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SAMUEL USHER 

176 TO 184 HIGH STREET 

BOSTON, MASS. 



INTRODUCTION 



The name Knapp is of Teutonic origin, and is derived from the 
Anglo-Saxon cnapa, which corresponds to the German Knappe, an 
esquire or body-servant to a knight or noble; or from cnaep, a hill, 
which, in the forms of Knap, Knop, Knob, nap, etc., occurs as a 
place-name in midland and southern England. Probably the name 
has not a common origin for all families bearing it. There are many 
variations in the spelling of the name, some families not adhering to 
any particular form, while others were quite persistent in so doing, 
even when more liberty in that matter was practiced than now. 

The earliest mention of the name is in the Rotuli Curies, Regis, Vol- 
ume I, page 139, thus: "Anno Regis Ricardi IX : I : XV die [i. e., 
1198], Petrus Knape." From that time down, it occurs frequently 
in English records. It was common in Suffolk and Norfolk counties 
and there is some evidence, but not as yet conclusive, that the 
Knapps of America came from the former county.* In the Visita- 
tion of Suffolk of 1577 the coat-of-arms of the Knapp family is thus 
described: "Or, in chief, three close helmets, sable; in base a lion 
passant, of the last. Crest: An arm embowed, in armour, proper, 
garnished, or, the hand of the first grasping by the blade a broken 
sword, argent; hilt and pommel of the second, with a branch of 
laurel, vert. Motto: Spes nostra Deus." 

Among the immigrants who came over with Sir Richard Saltonstall 
in 1630 were two men, perhaps brothers, named Nicholas and William 
Knapp, who, with others, became the first settlers of Watertown, 
Mass. The children of Nicholas removed to Connecticut and are the 
ancestors of the Knapps of that state, of western Massachusetts, of 
New York and states farther west. William, who remained in Water- 
town, is the ancestor of those' of the name in central and eastern 
Massachusetts, except the southeastern, where they are from Aaron 
(possibly a third brother), who was one of the early settlers of Taun- 
ton. The Knapps of New Hampshire and Maine are also descendants 
of William. 

Before 1644 William Knapp was grantee of seven lots of land in the 
town of Watertown, and purchaser of one. His " homestall " of 
sixteen acres was bounded southwesterly by that of Richard Lock- 

* Mr. Oswald G. Knapp, of Hillside, Castle Hill, Maidenhead, England, who is about to 
publish a history of the English families of the name of Knapp, has made some interesting 
researches in an endeavor to locate our ancestor William. 



6 INTRODUCTION 

wood, southeasterly by that' of Nicholas Knapp, easterly by that of 
Richard Browne, northeasterly by that of Richard Beers, northerly by 
the highway (the Gambridge road) . Most of his real estate, amount- 
ing to about one hundred and seventy acres, came, after his death, 
into the possession of Nathaniel Coolidge. His will, proved October 
15, 1658, makes no mention of his wife, probably because made 
before his second marriage, his first wife having died in England. In 
the settlement of his estate, however, his widow received one third. 
In the records of Watertown there are many items relating to this, 
our earliest American ancestor. 



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Note. — The successive generations are designated by the letters of the alphabet in large 
capitals, A representing the immigrant. The Arabic notation indicates the order in which 
the families of each generation are considered; and the Roman numerals distinguish the 
children of each family. 

A 

WILLIAM KNAPP was born in England about 1578; came to 
this country in 1630 with Sir Richard Saltonstall, and was one of the 
first settlers of Watertown,-Mass., where he died Aug. 30, 1658, aged, 
as the town record states, " about eighty." The name of his first 
wife, who died in England, is unknown; his second, whom he married 
between 1655 and 1658, was Priscilla Akers, widow of Thomas Akers. 

children: 

(All born in England.) 

B 1 i. William. 
B 2 ii. John. 
B 3 hi. James. 

iv. Mary, m., 1636 (?), Thomas Smith, of Watertown (who was 

b. 1601 and d. March 10, 1692[3]). 
v. Judith, m., 1650(?), Nicholas Cady, and removed, about 

1668, to Groton, Mass. 
vi. Anne, m. Thomas Philbrick, of Hampton; d. May 17, 1667. 
VII. Elizabeth, m. John Buttery and returned to England, 
where she resided at Bury St. Mary, Suffolk. In 1662, 
June 24, she, a widow, sold through her attorney, 
Thomas Danforth, her share (one eighth) of her father's 
estate. The original power of attorney is on file at the 
probate office in East Cambridge, Mass. 

B 1 

WILLIAM 2 (William 1 ), son of the immigrant; b. in England; m., 

first, Mary ; m., second, about 1652, Margaret ; lived in 

Watertown, where he died Sept. 25, 1676. 

children: 
i. Priscilla, 6. Nov. 10, 1642. 

ii. Joseph, apprenticed March 6, 1656, to J. Fleming, after- 
wards to John Barnard. 



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in. Judy, 6. March 2, 1653. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. July 23, 1657; m., Sept. 11, 1674, Samuel 
Scripture, of Cambridge. 

B 2 

JOHN 2 (William 1 ), son of the immigrant; b. in England about 
1624; m., May 25, 1660, Sarah Young. His will, proved April 27, 
1696, mentions his wife Sarah and children I. to vn. in the following 
list. 

children: 

C 1 i. John, b. May 4, 1661. 

ii. Sarah, 6. Sept. 5, 1662 (called in John's will, Sarah Park), 
in. Henry, executor of his father's" will. In 1716 he was. pro- 
tecting settlers against the Indians. 
C 2 iv. Isaac, b. 1672 (?). 

v. Mary, m. Simon Tozer, of Weston, Mass. 
C 3 vi. Joshua. 

vii. Abigail, m., Oct. 3, 1712, Benjamin Newton, of Marlboro, 

Mass. 
viii. James, probably lost in the expedition against Quebec in 
1690. [From Registry of Deeds, East Cambridge, Nov. 
9, 1736: " Isaac Knapp, of Salem, and wife Anna grant 
land in Maine, west of Sowhegan, granted in right of his 
brother James, who was in the Canada expedition, now 
deceased."] 

B» 

JAMES 2 (William 1 ), son of the immigrant; b. about 1627; m. 
Elizabeth, dau. of John Warren. He was one of the original pro- 
prietors of Groton, Mass., where twenty acres of land, free from taxes 
for twenty years, were given him to encourage the building of a mill. 

children: 
i. Elizabeth, b. April 21, 1655; m. Ephraim Philbrick K of 

Groton. She was bewitched in 1671. [See Appendix, 

Note B.] 
ii. James, b. May 26, 1657; d. Sept. 26, 1657. 

C 1 

JOHN 3 (John 2 , William 1 ), son of John [B 2 ] and Sarah (Young) 
Knapp, b. in Watertown, May 4, 1661; m., Aug. 4, 1686, Sarah Park, 
and removed to Newton, where he died in 1733. His wife died Dec. 
19, 4727. A deed dated June 14, 1729, names John, Sr.; John, Jr., 



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husbandman; Jonas, housewright; Daniel and Jonathan, husband- 
men; Sarah, Lydia, and Hannah, " symsters," all of Newton; James, 
husbandman, of Worcester; Ebenezer, weaver, of Weston. In the 
Registry of Deeds, East Cambridge, Mass., are many items relating 
to transfer of property among various members of this family, dating 
from 1704 to 1736. 

children: 
i. Sarah, b. Aug. 13, 1686; d. 1755; unmarried. 
D 1 ii. John, b. Dec. 11, 1688. 
D 2 in. James, b. Feb. 21, 1690. 

iv. Jonas, m., Nov. 6, 1737, Mary Wright, at Falmouth, Me. 
On muster roll of Capt. John Shipley's company, 
June 26, 1722; on that of Capt. Geo. Berry's company, 
Falmouth, Me., May 19, 1746, to Jan. 19, 1747, Corporal 
Jonas Knapp. 
v. Jonathan. 
D 3 vi. Daniel. 
D 4 vii. Ebenezer. 

viii. Lydia, d. April 29, 1734,* unmarried, 
ix. Hannah, m. Moses Allen and lived in New Medfield, 
Worcester County, Mass. 

x. Isaac, b. ; m. Mary and had a son, Jedediah, 

b. Feb. 28, 1726, who married Sarah and had a 

daughter Hannah, a minor above fourteen years of 
age in 1762, when the widow Sarah was appointed 
her guardian. They lived in Needham. Among the 
grantees of Lyndeboro, N. H., September, 1736, are 
Isaac and James Knapp, probably x. and in. 

c 2 

ISAAC 3 (John 2 , William 1 ), son of John [B 2 ] and Sarah (Young) 
Knapp, of Newton; b. 1672 (?); lived in Charlestown, Cambridge, 
Marblehead, Salem. Was a shipwright. He died Dec. 8, 1744, and 
was buried in the Granary Burying-ground, Boston. His wife was 
Anna, dau. of Benoni Eaton, of Cambridge. He served in the Quebec 
expedition of 1690 with his brother James, and in 1735 received for 
his services in that war a grant of land in the Canada townships. 
The deed of its sale, recorded in East Cambridge, shows that he and 
his wife were both living Nov. 9, 1736. He removed to Salem be- 
tween 1703 and 1707, and, so far as I know, all the Knapps of Essex 
County, of the eighteenth century, except those of Marblehead, are 
descended from him. 



10 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

CHILDREN : 

i. Ann (a), b. April 20, 1695; m., April 4, 1715, William 

Parker, of Boston, 
ii. Rebecca, b. Jan. 13, 1697; in., Dec. 6, 1717, John Ridge- 

way, of Charlestown. 
in. Isaac, b. June 15, 1699; bapt. at First Church, Charles- 
town, June 25, 1699; d. 1726, at Alicante, on his way 
home from Egypt. 
iv. Ursula, b. July 3, 1701, at Cambridge; m., Nov. 26, 1747, 
Samuel Hastings, of Boston. 
D 5 v. Ebenezer, b. Aug. 20, 1703, at Cambridge. 
vi. Mercy, b. Feb. 14, 1706. 

vii. Abigail, b. July 1, 1707, in Salem; m., Feb. 16, 1727, 
Benjamin Felt, of Salem. 
D 6 viii. John, b. Aug. 5, 1710, in Salem. 
D 7 ix. Nathaniel, b. May 4, 1713, in Salem. 
D 8 x. Samuel, b. June 6, 1717, in Salem. 

xi. Mary, b. Dec. 20, 1721, in Salem; m., April 10, 1744, 
Christopher Brazier, of Boston. 

c 3 

JOSHUA 3 (John 2 , William 1 ), son of John [B 2 ] and Sarah (Young) 
Knapp. Married Sarah Beal (who m., second, Jacob Busher). In 
York, Me., deeds, I find that he owned land in Maine, on south side 
of York River, as early as April 16, 1711. I also find that Joshua 
Knapp, of York, sold land, the deed signed by him and his wife Sarah 
and acknowledged at Roxbury, Mass., June 19, 1722, before Paul 
Dudley. Sarah Knapp, probably the above, was a widow in Dor- 
chester in 1725, where her son Ebenezer was baptized, his mother 
belonging to church in York, Me. 

children: 
i. Samuel, b. June 26, 1715, in Roxbury. 
ii. Ebenezer, bapt. Aug. 22, 1725, at First Church, Dor- 



chester, Mass. 



D 1 



JOHN 4 (John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of John [C 1 ] and Sarah (Park) 
Knapp, b. Dec. 11, 1688, in Newton; m., July 13, 1715, Mary Whitney, 
who was b. April 21, 1694. As his widow she was guardian of the 
children in 1739. He died May 26, 1730. 



the knapp family in america h 

children: 
E 1 i. David, b. March 12, 1717. 

ii. Martha, b. April 12, 1719; d. Oct. 10, 1721. 
in. Bathsheba, b. Sept. 13, 1721; d. July IS, 1745; unmar- 
ried. 
E 3 iv. Josiah. b. Oct. 25, 1723. 
E 3 v. Jkbsb, b. Feb. 17. 1726. 

vi. Mart, b. July 18, 1728; -;.. 1751, Elisha Hyde. 
vii. Sybil, 6. July 25, 1730; w.,in Boston, June 6, 1749, Mosee 
Mason; d. at the home of her son Walter, in Bethel, 
lie. This son Walter had a son, Javan Knapp Mason. 
D.D., who </. at Hemdon, Va., Aug. 18, 1900, at thi 
of eighty-two. 

D 2 

JAMES 4 (John', John*, William 1 ). BOE of John [C l ] and Sarah 

(Park) Kna] ■ b. 21, 1690, ; .!i Newton; nt., first, April 2, 171 1. 

/, who v ■ li. 1691, and d. Jan. 12, L716 (buried 

in old Burying-ground, Watertown, Mass i; . second, Oct. 30, 

1716, M . o! Afaffamid who e{. l't 1>. 21, 1732. He 

ton, Woi rtown. 

CHILDIU 

i. Jonathan, 6. Oct. 23, 1714, in Watertown; d. before 1748. 
1/ n. \ UAH, 6. Oct. 2, 1717, in Worcester. 

in. Marv. b. Dec. ! ,; . 1719, in Worcester; m. Samuel Under' 

p.. Bbnjaion, 6. '. 1721, in 91 r; d. in Stur- 

". : 7 or 17 18. 
v. Jam I 27, L723, in Worcester; living in 1748. 

!.' vi. Ki.i.-h \, b. Dec. 6, 1725, in Worcester. 

vii. ESlbai " 15, 1729, in Watertown; m. (perhaps) 

William Richards, of Framingham, Nov. 21, 1753. 
i hi. Johj I b. 21, 17:;! , in Wat< rtown. 

I) 

DANIEL 4 .1 :.n\ John*, William'), son Of John [O'J and Sarah 

k) Knapp, b. 1708(7); n K), 1735, SaroA JTcWs (?); d. 

2, 1772, aged abo ;* sixty-four. His widow died in L797, aged 

about eighty-eight. The family removed from Newton about the 

middle of the eighteenth century, perhaps to Brattleboro, Vt. [sec 

E 7 ). 



12 the knapp family in america 

children: 
i. Beulah, b. June 9, 1736; m. Oliver Cook. 
ii. Isabel, b. Jan. 15, 1738. 
in. Daniel, b. Feb. 4, 1742. 
iv. Deborah, b. 1744. 
E 7 v. James, b. Jan. 16, 1746. 
vi. Jonas, b. Nov. 6, 1749. 
vn. Lydia, b. July 13, 1752. 

D 4 

EBENEZER 4 (John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of John [G 1 ] and Sarah 
(Park) Knapp; was living in Weston in 1729, in Newton in 1734, and 
some time in Sturbridge; m., Sept. 19, 1734, Elizabeth Mason, of 
Newton, who was b. in 1709. 

children: 
i. Ebenezer, b. July 2, 1739. 
ii. John, b. April 23, 1741. 
in. Lois, 6. June 16, 1743. 
iv. Rachel, 6. June 20, 1745. 
v. Hannah, b. Aug. 3, 1747. 

D 6 

EBENEZER 4 (Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Isaac [C 2 ] and Anna 
(Eaton) Knapp; b. Aug. 20, 1703, in Cambridge, Mass.; m. } first, in 
Boston, May 18, 1727, Jane Hanover, of Taunton, Mass.; m., second, 
Nov. 15, 1743, Mrs. Sarah Butler; m., third, Aug. 9, 1750, Mrs. Sarah 
Follansby, dau. of Peter Coffin, of Newbury, who was b. Aug. 24, 
1701; d. Nov. 5, 1777. 

He was a soldier in the French and Indian War, and was at Fort 
William Henry, Nov. 5, 1756. His will, dated Sept. 11, 1776, men- 
tions his wife Sarah, sons William and Benoni Eaton, daughters Jane 
Dole and Mary Follansby, granddaughter Anna Choate, grandsons 
Hanover, Isaac, James, and William, the sons of his son Hanover; 
grandson Samuel, the son of his son Ebenezer. All his children except 
Isaac were baptized at the New South Church in Boston. He lived 
in Boston and in Newbuiy. 

children: 
E 8 i. Hanover, b. August, 172S. 

ii. Isaac, b. Nov. 9, 1730, in Salem. Was buried in the Old 
Granaiy Burying-ground in Boston. 

[Is he the Isaac who m. Mary Twiss, of Danvers, 
Nov. 2, 1762?] 



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in. Anna, bapt. Dec. 10, 1732; d. Oct. 25, 1734. 
iv. Anna, bapt. April 13, 1735; ra., Aug. 10, 1754, Benjamin 
Choate. 
E 9 v. Ebenezer, bapt. Feb. 20, 1736[7]. 
E 10 vi. William, bapt. Dec. 17, 1738. 

vii. Jane, bapt. Jan. 4, 1740[1]; m. Dole. 

vm. Mary, bapt. March 20, 1742[3]; m., Feb. 21, 1767, Thomas 
Follansby, of South Hampton, N. H. 
E u ix. Benoni Eaton, bapt. Jan. 6, 1744[5]. 

x. Ursula, bapt. Dec. 28, 1746; m., first, May 1, 1772, Jona- 
than Symonds, of Salem; m., second, Oct. 25, 1801. 
Joshua Phippen; d. Dec. 20, 1818. 
xi. Samuel, bapt. Sept. 11, 1748. 

D 6 

JOHN 4 (Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ) , son of Isaac [C 2 ] and Anna (Eaton) 
Knapp; b. Aug. 5, 1710, in Salem; m., Dec. 1, 1731, Mary Wyatt, of 
Newbury. He was a shipwright and was living in Salem in 1759. 
John Knapp, of Salem, probably this man, was taken prisoner at 
Lake George in Captain Rogers's fight, and carried to Canada in 1757. 

children: 

i. Mary, bapt. at First Church, Salem, July 11, 1736. 

[Probably several other children not recorded.] 

D 7 

NATHANIEL 4 , Capt. (Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Isaac [C 2 ] 
and Anna (Eaton) Knapp; b. in Salem, May 4, 1713; m., first, Aug. 
31, 1734, Sarah Hart, who was b. June 15, 1710, and d. April 15, 1754; 
m., second, Sept. 18, 1754, Mrs. Elizabeth (Gerrish) Moody, who d. 
March 22, 1801. He died in Newbury, Mass., Feb. 12, 1776. 

He was in the second Louisburg expedition, 1758-9, and his 
" Diary " was published in 1895 by the Society of Colonial Wars in 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

children: 
i. Hannah, b. Jan. 20, 1735; d. Dec. 5, 1736. 
E 12 ii. Nathaniel, b. March 30, 1736. 

hi. Hannah, b. Sept. 27, 1737; m., Jan. 14, 1760, Joseph 
Noyes. 

iv. Sarah, b. April 1, 1739; m. Whitman. 

E 13 v. Anthony, b. Jan. 29, 1743. 
E 14 ' vi. John, b. Oct. 3, 1744. 



14 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

vii. Rebecca, b. July 18, 1746; m., Nov. 18, 1764, Simon 

Stacey Gardner. 
vm. Isaac, b. Dec. 27, 1747. 
ix. Abigail, b. Dec. 2, 1748. 

x. Samuel, b. Oct. 9, 1751; d. Feb. 15, 1834; unmarried. He 
owned several vessels in the West India trade, including 
the brig Dolphin, which was seized by the French in 
1794 and carried to the West Indies. 
E 15 xi. Benjamin Felt, b. March 23, 1754. 

xn. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 3, 1757; d. Oct. 5, 1758. 

D 8 

SAMUEL 4 (Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Isaac [C 2 ] and Anna 
(Eaton) Knapp, b. June 6, 1717, in Salem; m., Jan 17, 1738, Mary 
Robinson; was killed in the battle of Louisburg, May 26, 1745, at 
the head of the volunteers who stormed the island battery. 

children: 
i. Mary, b. April 1, 1739; m., Nov. 10, 1762, Aaron Davis, 
who was in the battle of Bunker Hill. 
E 16 ii. Samuel, b. Jan. 28, 1741. 
E 17 hi. William, b. Nov. 24, 1742. 

iv. Abigail, b. ; m., Dec. 25, 1777, James Lenox. 

D 9 

[I am at present unable to solve the problem of the birth and 
parentage of the following Isaac, but I think he was the son of Isaac 
[G 2 ] and Anna (Eaton) Knapp. A son was born to them June 15, 
1699; a son Isaac was baptized in the First Church, Salem, April 29, 
1716; Isaac, Sr., was administrator of Isaac, Jr.'s estate in Salem, 
Aug. 18, 1726. Did the first son die early, and was a son, born in 
1716, named Isaac in memory of him, as was very often the case? 
Who was the Isaac, Jr., who died in 1726 if not the son born in 1699? 
— A. M. K]* 

ISAAC 4 ( ?), m., first, Mary , who d. Oct. 24, 1741; m., 

second, Judith Leach, of Amesbury; intention of marriage dated 
April 3, 1742; d. Feb. 4, 1792. 

children : 
E 18 i. John, b. March 11, 1736. 
E 19 ii. Isaac, b. March 16, 1748. 

* According to another authority, this man's ancestry is Nathaniel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 . 
The author (A. M. K.) thought this was incorrect, and believed that the error was due to an 
early inaccuracy of his own, perpetuated in some town history. — Eds. 



THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 15 

in. Molly, m., Nov. 17, 1767, Elias Brown, of South Hamp- 
ton, 
iv. Lydia, m., May 20 (?), 1776, Thomas Sumner, of Salisbury. 

E 1 

DAVID 5 (John 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of John [D 1 ] and 
Mary (Whitney) Knapp; b. in Newton, March 12, 1717; m., first, 
June 1, 1741, Sarah Bartlett, who d. in 1758; removed to Spencer in 
1747; m., second, Sept. 27, 1759, Mehitable, widow of Dr. Jedediah 
Rice, of Hardwick; d. in 1773. Inventory of estate, Dec. 31, 1773, 
mentions Mehitable and John. 

children : 
i. Anna, b. Oct. 3, 1741, in Newton. 
F 1 ii. John, 6. May 27, 1744, in Newton, 
in. Joseph, b. Oct. 14, 1745, in Newton. 
iv. David, b. June 30, 1750, in Spencer, 
v. Sarah, 6. May 15, 1752, in Spencer; m., May 4, 1775, 
James Lamb. 
F 2 vi. Enoch, b. July 18, 1754, in Spencer. 

vn. Nathan, b. Sept. 29, 1760, in Spencer; was a Revolution- 
ary soldier in Col. J. Cushing's regiment of artillery, and 
d. in service, Oct. 16, 1777. 

E 2 

JOSIAH 5 (John 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of John [D 1 ] and 
Mary (Whitney) Knapp; b. Oct. 25, 1723, in Newton, on a large farm 
on which his father and grandfather lived and died; m., first, Nov. 
21, 1745, Mary, dau. of John Parker, of Newton Lower Falls; m., 
second, Sept. 8, 1772, Lydia Cheney. 

children: 
i. Samuel, b. Nov. 19, 1748; Revolutionary soldier of 
Salem; taken prisoner from schooner barren, Dec. 27, 
1777; escaped from Old Mill Prison [see Appendix, 
Note C]; taken on Black Princess, of Dunkirk, Oct. 11, 
1781; also on privateer Junius Brutus, Oct. 11, 1782. 
Died in New York, 
n. Josiah, b. May 27, 1750; d. June 9,- 1750. 
Hi. Bathsheba, b. March 15, 1751; d. 1777. 
F 3 iv. Josiah, b. March 22, 1753. 

v. Esther, b. June 14, 1755; d. 1770(?), aged fifteen. 



16 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

vi. Sibyl, b. June 25, 1757; m. Enoch Baldwin. 
vii. Timothy, d. in Beaufort, S. 0., where he was engaged in 

mercantile business. 
vin. Hannah, 6. 1761(?); d. in Boston, Oct. 7, 1841, aged 
eighty. 

E 3 

JESSE 5 (John 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of John [D 1 ] and Mary 
(Whitney) Knapp; 6. Feb. 17, 1726; m., in 1760, Submit Cook, of 
Needham, where he was, in 1757, a blacksmith. He was a Revolu- 
tionary soldier from Dedham, Mass.; a minuteman in Captain 
Battle's company, April 19, 1775; sergeant under Col. John Brewer; 
lieutenant under Colonel Mcintosh; engaged at Dorchester Hill, 
March, 1776. • 

children: 

(Born in Dedham.) 

I. Rhoda, b. Oct. 9, 1761; m. Thomas Symonds, who was 
b. in Danvers, Mass., pioneer in Denmark, Me., 1794. 

ii. Javan, 6. May 1, 1764. 
in. Nahum, b. July 21, 1766. 
iv. Sally, b. Dec. 23, 1768. 

v. Joash, b. March 6, 1771. 

E 4 

ABIJAH 5 (James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of James [D 2 ] and 
Elizabeth (Bond) Knapp; b. in Worcester, Oct. 2, 1717; m., Nov. 19, 
1744, Abigail Ward. Lived in Marlboro, Petersham, and in Ben- 
nington, Vt., where he died January, 1799. 

children : 
i. Lucy, b. Nov. 19, 1745. 
ii. Abigail, b. Nov. 15, 1748. 
F 4 hi. Benjamin, 6. July 18, 1751. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. July 5, 1754. 



E 6 

ELISHA 5 (James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of James [I) 2 ] and 
Elizabeth (Bond) Knapp; b. in Worcester, Dec. 6, 1725; m. Persis 

, who d. Sept. 13, 1776. Lived in Petersham and Orange, Mass., 

in Winchester, N. H., and in Dummerston, Vt., where he died in 1806. 



the knapp family in america 17 

children: 
i. Lucretia, 6. Aug. 13, 1752, in Petersham; ra., May 18, 
1775, Capt. Isaac Miller, of Dummerston, Vt. 
F 5 ii. Elisha, b. Jan. 20, 1754, in Petersham. 
F 6 m. Ichabod, b. Dec. 20, 1755. 
F 7 iv. John. 

v. Persis, b. 1762; d. 1780. 
F s vi. Jonah, b. 1770; d. Sept. 17, 1821. 

vii. Abigail, b. 1770; m., 1792, Cyrus Robinson; d. 1792. 
viii. Polly, m. Benjamin Rider, Jan. 30, 1806. 
ix. Betsy. 
x. Catherine. 

E 6 

JOHN 5 (James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of James [D 2 ] and 
Mary (Fiske) Knapp; b. Oct. 21, 1731, in Watertown, Mass.; ra. 
Anna, dau. of Jazaniah Rice, who d. March, 1S12. Lived in Peters- 
ham, where he died Aug. 20, 1814. 

children: 
i. Lydia, b. April 9, 1761; m. Ed. Powers, of Phillipston. 
ii. Levi, b. May 16, 1763; d. 1785, in Petersham. 
F 9 in. Jesseniah, b. Oct. 1, 1765. 
F 10 iv. James, b. May 20, 1767. 

v. Anna, b. Sept. 22, 1770; d. Dec. 19 (or 20), 1826, un- 
married. 
vi. Lucy, b. Jan. 31, 1773; m. Joseph Ingalls; d. Oct. 13, 

1822, at Keene, N. H. 
vn. Mary, 6. June 24, 1775; m. Amos Johnson; d. Nov. 8, 
1826, at Petersham. 

E 7 

JAMES 5 (Daniel 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Daniel [D 3 ] and 
Sarah (Park) Knapp; b. in Newton, Jan. 16, 1746 [Mr. Timson says 
1742]; ???,, first, Patty {Polly) Dunklee, who d. May 16, 1770, aged 
twenty-three; ra., second, Jerusha Lyons, who d. June 8, 1791, aged 
twenty-four (?) ; m., third, Molly Redfield, who was born July 2, 1773, 
and died Sept. I, 1810. He was living in Brattleboro, Vt., in 1768; 
went to Newfane, Vt., in 1818, where he died in the home of his son- 
in-law, John Timson, Nov. 22, 1822. 

[Martha A. Fellowes, dau. of John A. and Welthea (Knapp) Fel- 



18 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

lowes, m. Levi, son of John and Julia (Knapp) Timson. James d. 
Nov. 22, 1822, aged, as his grandson says, seventy-eight. This would 
make his birth 1744, instead of 1746, as I find it. Tradition makes 
his birthplace Watertown, his father's name Daniel, and one of his 
sisters, Beulah; so that I think, in spite of the above discrepancies, 
he must be identified with the James who was born in 1746. — 
A. M. K] 

CHILDREN : 
(All born in Brattleboro, Vt.) 

I. Elijah, b. Nov. 2, 1767. Removed to New York State. 
ii. James, b. April 1, 1781. Removed to New York State. 
in. Jesse, b. July 20, 1784; d. March 24 (?), 1785. 
iv. Sibyl, b. Nov. 1, 1793; m., Oct. 20, 1816, William Norton, 
of Northfield, Mass., and later of Keene, N. H.; d. Dec. 
13, 1862. 
v. Julia, b. Oct. 12, 1794; m., Nov. 22 (or 20), 1813, John 

Timson, of Brattleboro, Vt.; d. 1864. 
vi. Fanny, b. March 10, 1796; m., Dec. 7, 1815, Levi Barrett, 
of Brattleboro; removed to Jackson, Pa.; d. in East 
New Milford, Pa., May 16, 1S70. 
vii. Daraxa, b. July 14, 1797; d. Dec. 19, 1809, at Brattleboro, 

Vt. 
vm. Leonard, b. Jan. 20, 1799; d. July 31, 1883, at Brattle- 
boro, Vt. 
ix. Horace, b. Nov.(?) 11, 1800; m., Jan. 18, 1827, Martha 
T. Munroe; had a large family; lived in Boston; d. in 
Gardner, Mass., Nov. 5, 1848. 
F 11 x. Oren B., b. June 5, 1802. 

xi. Polly, b. Nov. 8, 1804; m., Sept. 2, 1820, Matthew Towle; 
lived in Charlestown, N. H.; d. in Brattleboro, May 28, 
1876. 
xii. Gratia, b. Oct. 22, 1805; m. Leander Earle, of Boston; 

d. in Charlestown, Mass., April 20, 1862. 
xin. Welthea, b. Oct. 1, 1S07; m., Dec. 26, 1824, John A. 
Fellowes, of Barre, Mass., where she d. May 8, 1841. 
F 12 xiv. Richard, 6. May 4, 1809. 



E 8 

HANOVER 5 (Ebenezer 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Ebenezer 
[D 5 ] and Jane (Hanover )Knapp; b. in Boston, August. 1728 (Salem 
records); bapt. at New South Church, Boston, May 18, 1729. 



the knapp family in america 19 

children: 

(Mentioned in Ebenezer's will, dated Sept. 11, 1776.) 

i. Hanover. 

ii. Isaac, 
hi. James, 
iv. William. 

E 9 

EBENEZER 5 (Ebenezer 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ) , son of Ebenezer 
[D 5 ] and Jane (Hanover) Knapp; bapt. at New South Church, Bos- 
ton, Feb. 20, 1736[7]; m., Nov. 17, 1757, Anna Pillsbury, who d. 
November, 1758. He lived in Newbury, Mass., and died before 1776. 
The will of Ebenezer, Sr., dated Sept. 11, 1776, mentions Ebenezer's 
son Samuel. 

child: 

i. Samuel, b. March 20, 1758. 



E 



10 



WILLIAM 5 (Ebenezer 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Ebenezer 
[D 5 ] and Jane (Hanover) Knapp; b. in Boston in 1738; m., July 2, 
1761, in Newbury, Lydia Coombs, who d. April 27, 1824. He died 
in Newburyport, June 4, 1780. [Newburyport was set off from New- 
bury as a separate town in 1764.] 

children: 
F 13 i. Philip Coombs, b. Aug. 15, 1762. 

ii. Jane, b. 1764; m., May 21, 1785, John Newman; d. Aug. 
10, 1794. 
F 14 in. Isaac, b. June 2, 1766. 

iv. Mary Coombs, b. March 20, 1768; d. July 5, 1842. 
F 15 v. William, b. April 27, 1770. 
F 18 vi. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 4, 1772. 

vii. Sarah Coffin, b. April 4, 1774; m,, Dec. 9, 1797, Robert 

Downs. 
vin. Robert, b. May 19, 1777; lost at sea. 
ix. Lydia, b. April 28, 1780; m., May 13, 1798, Joshua Hill. 

E 11 

BENONI EATON 5 (Ebenezer 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of 
Ebenezer [D 5 ] and Jane (Hanover) Knapp; bapt. Jan. 6, 1744[5], 
at the New South Church, Boston; m. Hannah Moody, who d. Nov. 



20 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

21, 1816. He was a Revolutionary soldier under Col. Moses Little, 
May 9, 1775; in Col. Benjamin Perkins's regiment at Bunker Hill, 
and re-enlisted July, 1780. He died Aug. 7, 1807. 

CHILDREN : 

I. Jane Hanover, b. Dec. 8, 1773; m., Aug. 16, 1796, John 

King. 
II. Tristram, b. Jan. 19, 1775; m., June 1, 1800, Mary Wiley 

(who m., second, Aaron Pardee, Dec. 10, 1820, and d. 

March 28, 1835). 
in. Benoni Eaton, b. Aug. 5, 1778; m., May 10, 1801, Love 

Joseph; d. January, 1811. 
iv. Hannah, b. Feb. 28, 1781; m., Jan. 18, 1801, Daniel Ober; 

d. Dec. 11, 1805. 
v. Mary, b. Oct. 19, 1789. 
vi. Elizabeth (?). 

E 12 

NATHANIEL 5 (Nathaniel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of 
Nathaniel [D 7 ] and Sarah (Hart) Knapp; b. in Newbury, Mass., 
March 30, 1736; m., first, June 14, 1757, Mary Myrick, who d. May 
29, 1779; in., second, Nov. 26, 1780, Judith Rolfe, who d. June 28, 
1790; m., third, Feb. 16, 1795, Martha Lurvey, who d. June 19, 
1847. He died July 6, 1816. 

children: 

i. Jacob, b. Nov. 22, 1757; was at Bunker Hill in Col. Benj. 
Perkins's regiment; afterwards shipped on the privateer 
Yankee Hero, which was lost with all on board, in 1776. 
ii. Sarah, b. April 3, 1760; m., first, Oct. 9, 1780, John 
Edwards, who d. May, 1805; m., second, March 5, 1806, 
Moses Davenport; d. March 14, 1831. 
in. Mary, b. July 24, 1762; d. Nov. 22, 1765. 
F" iv. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 30, 1764. 

v. Mary, b. June 9, 1767; m., Aug. 15, 1793, Edmund M. 

Baker. 
vi. Isaac, b. May 23, 1769; d, Dec. 2, 1770. 
vii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 25, 1771; m., Dec. 14, 1794, A braham 
Perkins; d. Feb. 12, 1831. A son, Nathaniel, b. April 
18, 1S03, in Salem. 
F 18 vin. Isaac, b. Jan. 25, 1774. 

ix. Anthony, b. April 12, 1776; d. May 2, 1776. 
F 19 x. Anthony, b. March 4, 1778. 



THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 21 

E 13 

ANTHONY 5 , Capt. (Nathaniel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of 
Nathaniel [D 7 ] and Sarah (Hart) Knapp; b. in Newbury, Mass., Jan. 

29, 1743; m. Hannah , who d. August, 1807, aged sixty-three. 

He died at Demerara, Sept. 25, 1792. 

He was first lieutenant on privateer Dalton, captured June, 1777, 
carried to England and confined in Mill Prison. While there he was 
treated kindly by an English clergyman (probably the chaplain) , for 
whom he named his first-born son, Robert Heath, a name which has 
been continued for generations in this line. [See Appendix, Note C] 

children: 
F 20 i. Robert Heath, b. April 6, 1779. 

ii. Jacob, b. April 2, 1781; d. at Hispaniola, 1794. 
in. Sarah, b. Jan. 28, 1783; m., first, Nov. 1, 1810, Capt. 
Jesse Hoyt, who d. in Havana, Feb. 17, 1811; m., second, 
Aug. 1, 1816, Joseph Brown, who d. at Bangor, Me., 
Oct. 10, 1845. She died June 18, 1819. 

E 14 

JOHN 5 (Nathaniel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Nathaniel [D 7 ] 
and Sarah (Hart) Knapp; b. in Newbury, Mass., Oct. 3, 1744; m., 
April 28, 1767, Anna Adams, who was b. in Newbury March 14, 
1748, and d. Sept. 29, 1778. He died in 1797. 

CHILDREN : 

F 21 i. John, 6. June 9, 1769. 

ii. Anna, b. Oct. 9, 1771; m., Nov. 8, 1795, Thomas Cross. 

in. Rebecca, b. Jan. 21, 1774; d. July 7, 1797; unmarried, 

iv. Silas, b. Aug. 24, 1776. 

E 15 

BENJAMIN FELT 5 , Capt. (Nathaniel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), 
son of Nathaniel [D 7 ] and Sarah (Hart), Knapp; b. in Newbury, 
Mass., March 23, 1754; m. Anna , who died Sept. 9, 1812. He 

died at sea, April 30, 1803. 

children : 
i. Benjamin, b. Sept. 15, 1780; d. at Vera Cruz (?), July 12, 

1802. 
ii. Hannah, b. March 15, 1782; m., Oct. 17, 1805, W. Coffin; 

d. Dec. 15, 1812. 
in. Gyles, b. July 23, 1784; d. at sea, June, 1803. 
iv. Nathaniel, b. May 10, 1786; d. at sea, April 6, 1810. 



22 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

v. Joseph, b. Oct. 6, 1789; d. in New Orleans, 
vi. Abigail, b. March 23, 1794; ra., July 15, 1817, Alexander 

Livingstone; d. Jan. 10, 1879. 
vii. Samuel, b. Oct. 25, 1796; d. at Sailors' Snug Harbor, 

Staten Island. 

E 16 

SAMUEL 5 (Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Samuel [D 8 ] 
and Mary (Robinson) Knapp; 6. in Newbury, Mass., Jan. 28, 1741; 
m. Mary Jenkins, who d. in Salem, July 24, 1830, aged ninety. He 
died in Salem, Aug. 14, 1778. 

children : 
i. Mary Ann, b. 1761; d. Aug. 26, 1777. 
F 22 ii. John, b. 1763. 
F 23 in. Anthony, b. Nov. 12, 1770. 
F 24 iv. Joseph Jenkins, b. Sept. 18, 1773. 

v. Samuel; removed to Baltimore. Had a family. 
vi. Anna, b. 1776; m. W. L. Foster; d. May 20, 1865. 
F 25 vii. Isaac, b. 1778. 

viii. Ursula, m. Larkins, of Byfield; d. Feb 3, 1844. 

E 17 

WILLIAM 5 , Capt. (Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of 

Samuel [D 8 ] and Mary (Robinson) Knapp; b. in Newbury, Nov. 24, 

1742; ?n. Hannah Cohens, who d. Feb. 21, 1812. He commanded the 

armed brig Pallas in 1779. Was surveyor of the port of Newbury. 

Died July 28, 1805. 

child : 

i. Hannah Cohens, b. Nov. 30, 1777; ra., May 4, 1807, 

Michael Titcomb; d. Dec. 26, 1833. 

E 18 

JOHN 5 (Isaac 4 [see D 9 ]), son of Isaac [D 9 ] and Mary Knapp; b. 
in Salisbury, Mass., March 11, 1736; ra., Oct. 10, 1765, Sarah Brown, 
who d. Feb. 14, 1S10. He was a soldier in the French and Indian 
and the Revolutionary wars. Removed about 1800 to Parsonsfield, 
Me., where he died May 10, 1816. 

children: 

(All born in Salisbury.) 

i. Lois, b. Feb. 13, 1766; ra. Richardson, of New Hamp- 
shire; d. April 6, 1842. 
F 26 ii. Samuel, 6. July 9, 1770. 



THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 23 

in. Polly, b. July 3, 1773; ra., Dec. 6, 1795, Thomas Osgood; 

lived in Amesbmy; d. Feb. 9, 1843. 
iv. John, b. Dec. 28, 1776; m. Abigail Drake, who d. March 

29, 1843; lived in Parsonsfield and in Effingham; d. 

April 11, 1843, s. p. 
v. William, b. Dec. 1, 1778; went to Parsonsfield in 1798; 

m. Mary Tucke, who d. in 1851. Lived in Effingham, 

Conway, and in Meredith, N. H., where he d. Jan. 5, 

1859, s. p. 
vi. Betsy, b. June 26, 1782; m.Josiah Cate; d. Feb. 6, 1842, 

at Camden, Me. Had four daughters. 
F 27 vn. Daniel, b. Aug. 28, 1785. 

E 19 

ISAAC 5 , Capt. (Isaac 4 [see D 9 ]), son of Isaac [D°] and Judith 
(Leach) Knapp; b. March 16, 1748, at Salisbury, Mass.; m., first, 
April 24, 1770, Susanna, dau. of John and Susanna {Goodwin) 
Newman, who was b. Sept. 22, 1750, and d. Aug. 12, 1807; m,., second, 
March 31, 1808, Dolly Stanwood, who d. Aug. 2, 1818. He removed 
early in the nineteenth century to Sanbornton, N. H., but continued 
to follow the sea. He died March 22, 1830. [See Appendix, Note D.] 

children:* 
i. Isaac, b. Oct. 25, 1771; d. July 7, 1773. 
F 28 ii. Jacob Newman, b. Nov. 7, 1772. 
F 29 m. Benjamin N., b. April 23, 1776. 

iv. Susanna, b. May 11, 1779; d. Aug. 23, 1780. 
v. Isaac, b. April 5, 1781; d. Oct. 9, 1792. 
F 30 vi. Samuel Lorenzo, b. Jan. 19, 1783. 

vii. William, b. Aug. 7, 1785; d. March 4, 1824; unmarried. 
F 31 viii. Joseph, b. Jan. 31, 1788. . 

ix. Jeremiah, b. March 31, 1792; d. Sept. 29, 1793. 

F 1 

JOHN 8 (David 5 , John 4 , John 3 , John 3 , William 1 ), son of David [E 1 ] 
and Sarah (Bartlett) Knapp; b. in Newton, May 27, 1744; removed 
to Spencer in 1747 with his father's family; m., Nov. 25, 1773, 
Ascenath Green, of Leicester; d. June 27, 1809. After his death his 
widow and son removed from Spencer. 

* In Runnels' " History of Sanbornton," etc., these are given as the children of Isaac 5 , who 
■was the son of Nathaniel 4 (Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ). This was copied from a statement made 
by A. M. K. many years ago, which he afterwards found to be incorrect. — Eds. 



24 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

CHILDREN : 

I. Anna, b. ; rn., April 10, 1792, Nathaniel Cobb. 

ii. John. 

ENOCH 6 (David 5 , John 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of David [E 1 ] 
and Sarah (Bartlett) Knapp; b. July 18, 1754, in Spencer; m., Nov. 
28, 1782, Lydia, dau. of Capt. Edmund Bemis; d. Aug. 13, 1811, in 
Spencer. After his death the family removed to Maine. 

children: 
i. David, b. Sept. 14, 1783. 
G 1 ii. Nathan, b. Dec. 2, 1784. 
in. Lydia, b. March 21, 1786. 

iv. Enoch, b. Feb. 2, 178S; m. Experience ; d. in 1816. 

v. Samuel, b. Jan. 4, 1790. 
vi. Anna, b. May 7, 1793. 
vn. Sally, b. Dec. 14, 1794. 
vm. Silas, b. Feb. 20, 1798. 
ix. Lucy, b. Aug. 28, 1799. 
x. William, b. April 3, 1801. 
xi. Lucinda, b. June 11, 1803. 

F 3 

JOSIAH 6 (Josiah 5 , John 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Josiah 
[E 2 ] and Mary (Parker) Knapp, b. March 22, 1753, in Newton; m., 
1775, Mary, dau. of John and Mary (Lawrence) Fairservice, of Boston, 
who was b. Nov. 19, 1755, and d. in 1831. He was a Revolutionary 
soldier, April 19, 1775, in Capt. A. Fuller's company. He was a mer- 
chant in the West India goods business in Boston, where he died May 
13, 1843, aged ninety. He and his wife were buried in King's Chapel 
Burying-ground. [See Appendix, Note E.] 

children: 

(All except Henry born in Boston and christened in Trinity Church.) 

i. Mary, b. Aug. 31, 1776; m., Oct. 26, 1797, Samuel Dilla- 

way, Jr.; d. June 6, 1830. 
ii. George, b. April 9, 1778; d. Jan. 16, 1822, on the coast of 

Africa; unmarried, 
in. John, b. March 12, 1779; Harvard University 1800; d. 

March 9, 1849; unmarried. [See Appendix, Note F.] 
iv. Charles, b. Dec. 28, 1782; d. in Boston, Oct. 22, 1859; 

unmarried. 



THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 25 

v. Elizabeth, chris. Sept. 3, 1783; buried Sept. 8, 1783. 
vi. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 2, 1784; m., Jan. 6, 1818, Chief Justice 

Lemuel Shaw; d. June 13, 1822. 
vii. Lucretia, b. April 2, 1785; d. Nov. 2, 1866; unmarried. 
viii. Dorothy Wharton, b. July 27, 1786; d. April 18, 1787. 
ix. Dorothy Wharton, b. Feb. 2, 1788; m. Feb. 2, 1813, 

Samuel Dow, Jr.; d. Feb. 1, 1868. 
x. Caroline, b. Feb. 11, 1791; ???,, June 7, 1815, Dr. George 
Hayward; d. April IS, 1854. 
G 2 xi. Henry, b. Feb. 13, 1792. 

xii. William, chris. June 11, 1793; buried Sept. 8, 1794. 
xiii. Martha Bird, b. March 31, 1796; m., Sept. 13, 1814, 
Philip Marett; d. Sept. 2, 1878, at New Haven, Conn. 

BENJAMIN 6 (Abijah 5 , James 4 , John, 3 John 2 , William 1 ), son of 
Abijah [E 4 ] and Abigail (Ward) Knapp; b. July 18, 1751, in Marl- 
boro, Mass.; m. Lucy ; was in Capt. Joel Fletcher's company 

at Charlestown, Oct. 6, 1775, and in Captain Wheeler's company of 
minutemen, April 19, 1775. He was drowned at Petersham in 1783. 

children: 

(All born in Petersham.) 

i. Lucy, b. Oct. 15, 1777; m. Peckham. 

ii. Joel, 6. Sept. 14, 1779. 
m. Jonas, b. Sept. 14, 1781. 

F 5 

ELISHA 8 (Elisha 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Elisha 

[E 5 ] and Persis ( ) Knapp; b. in Petersham, Mass., Jan 20, 1754 

was a Revolutionary soldier in Col. Luke Drury's regiment in 1781 

m., first, Hannah ; m., second, Lucretia Alexander, in 1795 

lived in Winchester, N. H. 

children: 

i. Melindy, b. July 22, 1787. 
ii. Clark, b. April 18, 1789, in Richmond, N. H. 

in. Clarissa, b. , 1795. 

iv. Sophia, b. March 15, 1797. 

v. Harry; b. Jan. 11, 1799. 

vi. Ora H., 6. Jan. 1, 1804; m., Sept. 25, 1839, in Boston, 
Jane Eveline Dickinson. Lived in Ohio. 



26 ' THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

ICHABOD 6 (Elisha 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Elisha 

[E 5 ] and Persis ( ) Knapp; b. in Petersham, Mass., Dec. 20, 1755; 

removed to Winchester, N. H., thence to Dummerston, Vt. He to., 
Dec. 10, 1780, Catherine Miller. Was representative from Dummers- 
ton in 1793, 1794, 1807; d. in 1817. 

children: 
G 3 i. Alvin, b. Feb. 21, 1781. 
G 4 ii. Gardner, b. April 23, 1783. 

in. Catherine, b. March 18, 1785; to., first, Giles Alexander; 
second, John F. Stearns. 

iv. Lurena, b. Aug. 3, 1787; to., , 1808, Luther Miller. 

G 5 v. Isaac N., b. Aug. 7, 1789. 

vi. Polly, b. Feb. 20, 1792; d. in infancy. 
vii. Lovicy, b. Feb. 20, 1792; m,, July 25, 1813, Ephraim 
Laughton. 

viii. Ichabod, b. , 1794; d. , 1799. 

ix. Rosanna, b. July 12, 1796; m., Jan. 31, 1819, Thomas 

Laughton. 
x. George W., b. Dec. 19, 1799; m. Mrs. Eliza Williams. 
G 8 xi. William, b. March 20, 1804. 

F 7 

JOHN 6 (Elisha 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Elisha 

[E 5 ] and Persis ( ) Knapp; to., July 22, 1792, Susanna Alexander, 

who was b. June 28, 1771, at Winchester, N. H. 

children: 
i. Lamson, b. Aug. 13, 1794. 
ii. Elijah Alexander, b. June 19, 1795. 
in. John, b. March 13, 1797. 

F s 

JONAH 6 (Elisha 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Elisha 

[E 5 ] and Persis ( ) Knapp; b. 1770; to. Ann . He lived in 

Dummerston, Vt., having come from Orange, Mass. 

children: 
i. John, b. Aug. 1, 1793, in Orange, Mass.; to., Jan. 31, 1822, 

Hannah Adams. 
ii. Lucretia, b. July 31, 1795, in Orange, Mass.; m. Justin 
Sargent. 



THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 27 

in. Orrin, b. March 18, 1798, in Orange, Mass. 

iv. Caleb L., b. July 15, 1801, in Orange, Mass.; m., Sept. 12, 

1831, Linda Sargent. 
■ v. Sally, 6. 1804, in Dummerston, Vt.; d. in 1806. 
vi. Horace, b. March 12, 1808. 

JESSENIAH (or Jazaniah) 6 (John 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , Wil- 
liam 1 ), son of John [E 6 ] and Anna (Rice) Knapp; b. Oct. 1, 1765, 
in Petersham, Mass. ; m. Elizabeth How, who d. Sept. 17, 18.35. He 
died March 21, 1812, in Petersham. 

children: 
i. Lucy, b. June 12, 1801; m., Jan. 6, 1836, Erastus Swan, 
of Athol, Mass.; d. June 28, 1877. 
G 7 ii. Levi, b. May 13, 1804. 

in. Mary H., b. Oct. 6, 1807; d. March 8, 1813. 
iv. Mehitable, b. March 31, 1810; m. Seth Cole; d. April 20, 
1864, in Geneseo, 111. 

JilO 

JAMES 6 (John 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of John [E 6 ] 
and Anna (Rice) Knapp; b. May 20, 1767, in Petersham, Mass.; m., 
Nov. 26, 1789, Lois, dau. of Moses Stearns, who was b. Aug. 4, 1766, 
and d. Feb. 11, 1841; removed to Walpole, N. H., thence in 1807 to 
Danville, Vt.; thence, in 1817, to Lyndon, Vt., where he died Nov. 
6, 1839. 

CHILDREN : 

i. Cephas Willard, b. July 24, 1791, in Walpole, N. H.; 

studied medicine in Danville; was surgeon in United 

States army; was killed at the storming of Fort Hat 

(Sombrero), in Mexico, Aug. 21, 1817. 

ii. (Myra) Mason, b. June 29, 1794, in Walpole, N. H.; d. 

May 25, 1809, in Danville, Vt. 
in. Paulina, b. March 28, 1796, in Walpole, N. H.; m. Luke 
Swett; d. in Danville, Vt., Dec. 17, 1847. 
G 8 iv. John, b. Dec. 5, 1797. 
G 9 v. Harris, b. Aug. 5, 1799. 
G 10 vi. (Elcias) Ward, b. July 3, 1801. 
G 11 vn. Hiram, b. May 16, 1804. 

viii. Clarissa, b. Nov. 1, 1807, in Walpole, N. H.; m., Feb. 1, 
1827, Lorin Graves; d. in Lyndon, Vt., Aug. 29, 1888. 



28 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

ix. Melinda, b. June 17, 1809, in Danville, Vt.; m. Daniel 
Hill; d. Feb. 18, 1889, in Lyndon, Vt. 

x. Emily, b. Oct. 11, 1811, in Danville, Vt. ; m . Joel Hastings; 
d. Dec. 23, 1886, at Jacksonville, 111. 

Jill 

OREN B. 8 (James 5 , Daniel 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of James 
[E 7 ] and Molly (Redfield) Knapp; b. in Brattleboro, Vt., June 5, 
1802; m., Sept. 18, 1828, Sophronia (Brackett?) Smith, of Lexington, 
who d. Jan 12, 1880. He died in Somerville, Mass., May 4, 1866. 

children : 
G 12 i. Oren S., &. in Boston, July 16, 1829. 

ii. Charles, b. 1831. 
G 13 in. James J., b. 1834. 
G 14 iv. Jonas Smith, b. in Maiden, 1840. 

J112 

RICHARD 6 (James 5 , Daniel 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ) , son of James 
[E 7 ] and Molly (Redfield) Knapp; b. May 4, 1809, in Brattleboro, 
Vt.; m., April 11, 1837, Rhoda A. Dodge, who was 6. in Stoddard, 
N. H., Aug. 12, 1815. He served in the Civil War, Company I, First 
New Hampshire Volunteers. Died in Walpole, N. H., June 9, 1887. 

children: 
i. James E., b. in Chaflestown, N. H., Oct. 23, 1838; m., 
Oct. 23, 1860, at Westminster, Vt., Emmeline J. Sisko, 
who d. in 1892. Living (1900) at Walpole, N. H. 
II. George R.; b. in Springfield, Vt., June 10, 1842; m., 
June 13, 1865, in Savannah, Ga., Ellen M. Martin, 
who d. Oct. 16, 1868; died Oct. 16, 1867, in Savannah, 
in. Charles H., b. in Charlestown, N. H., Aug. 4, 1844; m., 
Nov. 14, 1868, in Boston, Mary F. Witherell. Living 
(1900) in Walpole. A son, Geo. Wallace, b. Nov. 15, 
1871, living (1900) in Boston, 
iv. Henry C, b. in Charlestown, N. H., Nov. 10, 1851; m., 
Dec. 23, 1876, in Boston, Hattie A. Loheed; living (1900) 
in Boston. 

F 13 

PHILIP COOMBS 8 (William 5 , Ebenezer 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), 
son of William [E 10 ] and Lydia (Coombs) Knapp; b. Aug. 15, 1762, 
in Newbury, Mass.; m., Jan. 1, 1785, Abigail Renmiick, who d. June 
8, 1810. He died March 10, 1815. 



the knapp family in america 29 

children: 
G 15 i. William, 6. Oct. 17, 1785. 

ii. Philip, 6. Aug. 11, 1787; d. May 16, 1811. 
G 16 in. Joseph, b. April 14, 1791. 

iv. Robert, b. Aug. 16, 1795; d. Dec. 26, 1829. 
v. Abigail, b. June 3, 1800; d. Feb. 5, 1872; unmarried, 
vi. Isaac, b. Jan. 11, 1804; ra., Feb. 20, 1837, Adaline 
Brewer Treat (or Thayer?); d. Sept. 14, 1843. He 
was. W. L. Garrison's partner in publishing The Libera- 
tor. He also published and edited the Essex C our ant, 
printed in Newburyport in 1825. 



F 



14 



ISAAC 6 (William 5 , Ebenezer 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of 
William [E 10 ] and Lydia (Coombs) Knapp; b. June 2, 1766, in New- 
buryport, Mass.; m., first, Letitia Edgar, of Cape Ann, who d. March 
20, 1793; second, June 23, 1795, Mary Dole, who d. May 22, 1845. 
He died Jan. 2, 1856. 

children: 
i. Henry Edgar, b. March 20, 1793; d. Aug. 21, 1794. 
ii. Jane Newman, b. Feb. 12, 1797; d. Oct. 8, 1823. 
in. Jonathan Dole, b. July 17, 1799; d. at sea, Nov. 28, 1832. 
iv. Isaac, b. Jan. 11, 1801; d. Nov. 11, 1801. 
v. Isaac, b. June 5, 1802; d. Nov. 10, 1802. 
vi. Mary, b. March 10, 1806; d. March 17, 1806. 



F 



15 



WILLIAM 6 (William 5 , Ebenezer 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of 
William [E 10 ] and Lydia (Coombs) Knapp; b. April 27, 1770, in New- 
buryport; 7n., June 11, 1797, Fanny Tucker Crossman, of Salem, 
who d. Feb. 4, 1855. He died July 6, 1831, in Newburyport. 

children: 
i. William, b. May 2, 1798; m. Frances Lane (6. Aug. 
12, 1802; d. March 2, 1865). He was for many years 
clerk of the police court in Boston, where he d. Oct. 14, 
1863. 
G 17 . ii. Benjamin Remmick, b. April 17(?), 1801; d. May 12, 
1879. 
in. Fanny, b. Dec. 17, 1803; d. March 27, 1894, in Dor- 
chester: unmarried. 



30 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

iv. Martha Knight, b. Jan. 4, 1808; m. Ben]. Barnes, of 
Dover, April 3, 1833. 

EBENEZER 6 (William 5 , Ebenezer 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son 
of William [E 10 ] and Lydia (Coombs) Knapp; b. Jan. 4, 1772, in 
Newburyport; m., Sept. 28, 1799, Mary Hill, who d. Oct. 3, 1856, 
aged eighty-seven. He died Dec. 15, 1822. 

children : 
i. Mary, b. July 1, 1800; d. July 24, 1800. 
ii. Hannah Jackson, b. June 29, 1801; d. Aug. 27, 1842; 

unmarried, 
in. Mary Hill, b. Jan. 9, 1804; d. Feb. 1, 1851; unmarried, 
iv. John Coombs, b. Jan. 18, 1805; d. May 8, 1805. 
v. Elizabeth (changed to Jane), b. May 3, 1807; d. April 
18, 1862; unmarried. 

J117 

NATHANIEL 6 (Nathaniel 5 , Nathaniel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), 
son of Nathaniel [E 12 ] and Mary (Myrick) Knapp; b. Aug. 30, 1764, 
in Newbury, Mass.; ?n., May 15, 1791, Sarah Nevins, who d. Oct. 17, 
1839. He died Feb. 25, 1833. 

CHILDREN : 

I. Sarah, b. April 23, 1792; d. March 22, 1793. 
ii. Jacob, b. June 30, 1793; d. June 7, 1821, at St. Francis- 

ville, on the Mississippi, 
in. Sarah Wyer, b. July 10, 1795; m., Nov. 16, 1823, Enoch 

Stickney; d. 1892, aged ninety-seven, 
iv. Mary Myrick, b. Dec. 30, 1796; d. Jan. 17, 1881. 
' v. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 5, 1798; d. Sept. 24, 1802. 
vi. Timothy W., b. May 7, 1801; d. June 17, 1836. 
vii. Martha, b. Jan. 8, 1804; d. Aug. 8, 1842. 
vm. Nathaniel, b. July 10, 1806; d. Feb. 23, 1818. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 7, 1808; d. May 15, 1881. 
x. William W., 6. May 15, 1810; d. Oct. 5, 1830. 

P 18 

ISAAC 6 (Nathaniel 5 , Nathaniel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of 
Nathaniel [E 12 ] and Mary (Myrick) Knapp; b. in Newburyport, Jan. 
25, 1774; m., Jan. 16, 1802, Elizabeth Hoyt, who was b. Feb. 14, 1775, 
and d. Aug. 17, 1828. He died Dec. 22, 1849. 



the knapp family in america 31 

children: 

L f h. July 30, 1803. 

II. Elizabeth Hoyt, b. July 31, 1805; m., Oct. 25, 1832, 

William Pritchard; d. Jan. 1, 1887. 
in. Mary, b. Dec. 14, 1806; d. Sept. 25, 1825. 
iv. George Washington, b. Dec. 12, 1808; d. Sept. 11, 1836, 

at sea. 
v. Charles Hart, b. April 15, 1810; d. Feb. 12, 1821. 
G 18 vi. James Nelson, b. Jan. 13, 1814. 

vn. Jackson, b. Sept. 24, 1815; d. Sept. 25, 1815. 
vin. Sarah, b. March 12, 1818; m. George W. Adams, of Barn- 
stead and Portsmouth; d. in Oakland (?), Cal., March 
31, 1873. 

F 19 

ANTHONY 6 (Nathaniel 5 , Nathaniel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), 
son of Nathaniel [E 12 ] and Mary (Myrick) Knapp; b. in Newburyport, 
Mass., March 4, 1778; m., Jan. 14, 1803, in Salisbury, Dolly [Dorothy] 

Morrill. 

children : 

i. Nathaniel, b. July 7, 1805; d. Oct. 29, 1837. 
ii. Hannah Morrill, 6. Dec. 22, 1809; m., Nov. 19, 1828, 
Charles Thomas, of Portland, Me.; d. April 22, 1832. 
G 19 in. Jonathan Morrill, b. Jan. 22, 1812. 

iv. Sarah Davenport, b. June 29, 1814; d. Feb. 14, 1824. 
v. Anthony Emery, b. Sept. 10, 1816; m. Margaret Miller. 
vi. Charles Perkins, b. Feb. 15, 1820; m. Mary Water- 
house. 
G 20 vii. Edmund Baker, b. April 5, 1822. 

F 20 

ROBERT HEATH 6 , Capt. (Anthony 5 , Nathaniel 4 , Isaac 3 , JoSn 2 , 

William 1 ), son of Anthony [E 13 ] and Hannah ( ) Knapp; b. in 

Newburyport, April 6, 1779; m., July 22, 1804, Dorothy, dau. of 

Charles and Elizabeth Cook, who d. June 25, 1808. He was lost at 

sea, August, 1806. 

child: 

G 21 i. Robert Heath, b. Oct. 25, 1805. 

F 21 
JOHN 6 (John 5 , Nathaniel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of John 
[E 14 ] and Anna (Adams) Knapp; b. in Newburyport, June 9, 1769; 



32 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

m., Oct. 11, 1794, Mary Davis who d. Oct 11, 1814. He died 
March 10, 1814. 

children: 

i. Mary, b. March 1, 1795., m., April 13, 1815, Zebedee 

Cook. 
ii. Susanna, b. Jan. 3, 1797; d. March 3, 1804. 
G 22 in. John, b. Oct. 29, 1798. 

iv. Rebecca, b. Sept. 12, 1800; d. March 9, 1801. 
v. Benjamin Davis, b. Dec. 18, 1802; d. Oct. 28, 1810. 
vi. Sukey, b. Jan. 13, 1805; m., July 23, 1824, Nathaniel 

Merrill, of Rowley. 
vii. Rebecca, b. March 8, 1807. 
vm. Margaret, b. Jan. 25, 1809; d. Feb. 1, 1813. 

ix. Benjamin, b. ; d. Jan. 17, 1812. 

x. Samuel, b. Jan. 5, 1813. 

F 22 

JOHN 6 (Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Samuel 

[E 18 ] and Mary (Jenkins) Knapp; b. in Portsmouth, N. H., , 

1763; m., first, in 1781, Gavett, of Salem; m., second, June 3, 

1798, Sarah Dodd, of Salem. He died abroad of fever. Notice 
reached Salem Dec. 13, 1801. 

children: 
i. Mary Larelle; m., 1812, John 0. Dilston, of Salem. 
ii. Rebecca, b. 1786; m., March 12, 1809, Samuel Larrabee, 

of Lynn, 
in. Sally, m., April 18, 1809, William Moulton, Jr., of New- 

buryport. 
iv. Joseph, b. 1799; d. Dec. 7, 1834, in Salem. 

F 23 

ANTHONY , Capt. (Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), 
son of Samuel [E 16 ] and Mary (Jenkins) Knapp; b. in Salem, Nov. 12, 
1770; was adopted in early life by Capt. Anthony Knapp [E 13 ], of 
Newburyport, with whom he went to sea until twenty-one years old ; 
m., June 4, 1796, Betsy Cook, who d. June 27, 1854. He died May 20, 
1832. 

children: 
i. Samuel, 6. Aug. 15, 1797; d. same day. 
G 23 ii. Anthony, b. Sept. 27, 1798. 



THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 33 

in. Eliza Ann, b. Dec. 14, 1799; to., April 27, 1840, David 
Hart; d. March 4, 1892. 
G 24 iv. Charles, b. March 9, 1801. 

v. Caroline, b. Aug. 2, 1802; d. Sept. 18, 1803. 
G 25 vi. Samuel, b. March 30, 1804. 
G 26 vii. Joseph Jenkins, 6. May 13, 1805. 
G 27 viii. Alfred, b. March 18, 1808. 

ix. Dolly Cook, b. March 18, 1808; to., July 12, 1832, John 
Remick; d. July 16, 1892. 
G 28 x. George, b. Jan. 7, 1810. 
G 29 xi. Humphrey Cook, b. June 9, 1812. 
G 30 xii. Isaac Newton, b. Jan. 1, 1814. 

xiii. Caroline, b. March 23, 1816; d. Nov. 5, 1845. 
xiv. Thomas (Capt.), 6. May 19, 1817; d. Nov. 28, 1866; un- 
married, 
xv. Harriet, b. Sept. 30, 1820; d. same day. 

F 24 

JOSEPH JENKINS 6 , Capt. (Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , 
William 1 ), son of Samuel [E 16 ] and Mary (Jenkins) Knapp; b. Sept. 
18, 1773; to., first, June 10, 1798, Abigail, dau. of Nathaniel Phippen, 
of Salem, who d. July 21, 1827, aged forty-five; to., second, June 27, 
1839, Lydia Fisk, dau. of William and Rebecca King, who d. April 
3, 1870, aged eighty. He died July 21, 1S47. 

children: 
i. Abigail, bapt.Nov. 11, 1800; to,, first, Aug. 7, 1823, 

William H. Lowe; to., second, ■ Carter, of Brooklyn, 

N. Y. 
ii. Joseph Jenkins, b. 1S02; d. Oct. 1, 1803, aged ten 

months. 
hi. Joseph Jenkins, to. Nov. 6, 1827, Mary W. Beckford; 

d. Dec. 31, 1830. 
iv. Nathaniel Phippen, b. 1808; was graduated at Harvard 

College in 1826; studied law, practiced in Marblehead; 

was ordained minister of the Episcopal Church in 1833; 

rector of Christ Church, Montgomery, Ala., after 1838; 

d. Feb. 17, 1854; to., in Marblehead, Sept. 20, 1836, 

Margaret Bond, who d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., July IS, 

1837, aged thirty-one; to., second, September, 1839, 

Clarissa C. Hoyt, of Brooklyn, 
v. John Francis, d. Sept. 28, 1830. 



34 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

vi. Sarah Ann, b. 1815; m. William Fuller, of Salem. 
vii. William Henry, b. 1818; d. in Somerville Insane Asy- 
lum. 

viii. Ellen Maria, b. 1820; m. Carter, of Brooklyn. 

ix. Samuel, d. unmarried. 

F 25 

ISAAC 6 , Capt. (Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of 
Samuel [E 1G ] and Mary (Jenkins) Knapp; b. in 1778; m., Nov. 3, 
1797, Elizabeth Bickford, of Salem; d. Oct. 18, 1859. 

children: 
i. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 4, 1S00; m. John Hill, of Byfield; 

d. March, 1888. 
ii. Isabella, b. 1802; m. Niles Hardy. 
in. Ursula, b. 1804; w. Bailey Hardy; lived in Indiana, 
iv. Maria B., b. 1812; to. David Pickard; d. Nov. 8, 1889. 
v. Mary Ann, b. March 27, 1813; to., first, August, 1830, 

Gilbert P. Hardy; to., second, Greenman. 

vi. Isaac Newton, b. Dec. 21, 1815; d. March 27, 1889. 
vii. William H., b. 1818; to., Feb. 21, 1842, Mary E. Kim- 
ball; d. March 6, 1887, at Cliftondale, Mass. 
viii. Harriet, b. 1820 (1810?); to.., Dec. 3, 1838, James 
Morse, of Manchester-by-the-Sea. 

F 26 

SAMUEL 6 (John 5 , Isaac 4 [see D 9 ]), son of John [E 18 ] and Sarah 
(Brown) Knapp; b. in Salisbury, Mass., July 9, 1770; removed to 
Parsonsfield, Me., about 1792 as a carpenter; m., April 30, 1795, 
Polly Mead, of Newmarket, N. H.; d. Sept. 3, 1837. 

children: 
i. Sally, b. March 20, 1797; m., 1822, Stephen Shores; d. 

in Suffolk, Conn., March 6, 1879, leaving one son. 
ii. Mary, b. Sept. 12, 1799; m., first, Isaac Moore; second, 
Joseph Hobbs; d. in Parsonsfield, Sept. 8, 1884. No 
children. 
G 31 in. John, b. Nov. 25, 1S01. 

iv. Clarissa, b. Dec. 28, 1803; m., October, 1826, Harvey M. 
Towle; d. in Parsonsfield, Aug. 26, 1829. One son and 
one daughter. 
G 32 v. Samuel, b. 1809. 



THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 35 

F 27 

DANIEL 6 (John 5 , Isaac 4 [see D 9 ]), son of John [E 18 ] and Sarah 
(Brown) Knapp; b. in Salisbury, Mass., Aug. 28, 1785; m., first, Jan. 
8, 1816, Betsy Neal, who d. Jan. 22, 1842; m., second, Dec. 28, 1842, 
Mehitable Tucke, who d. May 10, 1860. Lived in Conway, N. H., 
and in Parsonsfield, Me., where he died Feb. 9, 1859. 

children: 
i. Sarah Ann, b. June 22, 1818; m., Oct. 18, 1849, Jesse 
Adams; d. in Newbury, Mass., June 15, 1859. One 
dau. 

ii. Elizabeth Rhoda, b. May 13, 1824; m., June 21, 1842, 
Samuel Merrill; d. Jan. 21, 1868. One son, three 
dau. 

in. William Daniel (Hon.), b. in Parsonsfield, Me., Oct. 17, 
1830; m., Nov. 29, 1866, Susa7i Hale Hussey, of Bar- 
rington, N. H., who d. Jan. 5, 1905; died Nov. 23, 1899. 
He was graduated with honors at Dartmouth College 
in 1855; admitted to the bar of York County in 1858; 
practiced his profession in Somersworth ; was appointed 
judge of the police court in 1867; held many town and 
state offices of trust and honor. A memorial adopted 
by the Strafford County Bar Association closes with 
this paragraph: "It is not easy to express our appre- 
ciation of this good lawyer's life-work in a sentence. 
But to say that Judge Knapp was a good man, a most 
worthy citizen, and as a lawyer was always honest, 
always sound in judgment, always painstaking, and of 
unswerving faithfulness to his client, is to express 
something less than the full truth." 

F 28 

JACOB NEWMAN 6 (Isaac 5 [see D 9 ]), son of Isaac [E 19 ] and 
Susanna (Newman) Knapp; b. in Newburyport, Nov. 7, 1772; m., 
in Boston, June 3, 1819, Louisa Bellows, of Walpole, N. H., who was 
b. May 9, 1786, and d. March 16, 1872; died at Walpole, July 27, 1868. 

He was fitted for college at Phillips (Andover) Academy; was grad- 
uated at Harvard College in 1802; studied divinity; taught school 
many years; retired in 1822 to Walpole, where he passed the re- 
mainder of his life, retaining to the last the intellectual vigor, the 
social graces, and the spiritual aspirations that characterized his long 
and beautiful life of ninety-five years. 



36 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

[See " The Testimony of Ninety Years," a sermon preached b} r 
Henry W. Bellows in memory of Jacob Newman Knapp, with an 
appendix by Rev. Thomas Hill, D.D. Also a sermon by the same 
author on " Preparing for Old Age," preached at All Souls' Church, 
New York, on returning from the funeral of Mrs. Louisa Bellows 
Knapp.] 

children: 
i. Francis Bellows, b. in Jamaica Plain, Mass., May 29, 
1820; Harvard College, 1843; Harvard Divinity 
School, 1847; d. in Plymouth, Mass., May 6, 1896; un- 
married. 
G 33 ii. Frederick Newman, b. Nov. 19, 1821. 

F 29 

BENJAMIN N. 6 (Isaac 5 [see D 9 ]) , son of Isaac [E 19 ] and Susanna 

(Newman) Knapp; b. April 23, 1776; m. Elizabeth Hancock, of 

Northfield, who was b. Sept. 26, 1780, and d. June 8, 1859. He 

went to Ohio about 1812, where he is supposed to have died about 
1014 

children: 

1. , d. young. 

11. Susan Newman, b. July 24, 1799; lived many years with 
her uncle, Jacob Newman Knapp; d. Oct. 12, 1876, at 
Franklin Falls, N. H., at the home of her cousin, Wil- 
liam Hancock. 

F 30 

SAMUEL LORENZO 6 , Col. and LL.D. (Isaac 5 [see D 9 ]), son of 
Isaac [E 19 ] and Susanna (Newman) Knapp; b. in Newburyport, Jan. 
19, 1783; m. ; July 18, 1814, Mary Anna, dau. of Gen. Amasa Davis; 
d. at Hopkinton, Mass., July 8, 1838. 

He was graduated at Dartmouth College in 1804. A lawyer by 
profession, he was a member of the state legislature and commanded 
a regiment of state militia in the War of 1812. He delivered the eu- 
logy on Adams and Jefferson in Chauncy .Place Church, Boston, J. Q. 
Adams, President of the United States, being present in his official 
capacity. He was editor successively of the Boston Gazette, the 
Boston Monthly Magazine, and the National Republican, and was the 
author of many books. [See Appendix, Note G.] 

children: 

1. Mary A. E. B., b. June 11, 1815; m. Monroe. 

11. Emma Jane, b. Sept. 26, 1817; m., June 15, 1848, Sawyer 
S. Stone. 



THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 37 

F 31 

JOSEPH 6 (Isaac 5 [see D 9 ]),son of Isaac [E 19 ] and Susanna (New- 
man) Knapp; b. Jan 31, 1788; studied medicine; ra., settled, and 
practiced his profession in South Carolina. 

child : 
i. Joseph, a physician. 

G 1 

NATHAN 7 (Enoch 6 , David 5 , John 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of 
Enoch [F 2 ] and Lydia (Bemis) Knapp; b. in Spencer, Mass., Dec. 2, 
1784; removed about 1S00 to Rumford, Me., where he m. Phoebe, 
dau. of David Farnum, in 1809 (intention of marriage, April 6) . He 
was drowned at Rumford Falls, Oct. 4, 1833. 

children: 
H 1 i. David, b. in Mexico, Me., April 12, 1810. 
H 2 ii. Enoch, b. Aug. 20, 1811. 
H 3 in. Albion Keith, b. June 15, 1813. 
iv. Jane Barnard, b. May 20, 1815. 
v. Lydia Bemis, b. June 4, 1817; d. July 25, 1820. 
vi. Dorcas Farnum, b. Sept. 21, 1819; m., January, 1841, 
Judah D. Wheeler ', of Peacham, Vt. Living in Chicago 
in 1901. 
vn. Hiram Andrews, b. Aug. 26, 1822; d. Sept. 20, 1895. 
viii. Phcebe Gleason, b. Nov. 15, 1824; d. Aug. S, 3 870. 
ix. Nathan Hallo well, b. Oct. 25, 1827; d. July 9, 1900. 
H 4 x. Byron Livermore, b. Jan. 12, 1830. 

xi. Victoria Columbia, b. Sept. 15, 1832; d. June 1, 1834. 

G 2 

HENRY 7 (Josiah 6 , Josiah 5 , John 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of 
Josiah [F 3 ] and Mary (Fairservice) Knapp; b. Feb. 13, 1792, in New- 
ton, Mass.; m. Esther Eliza Harrison, of New York, who died there 
in August, 1831. He died of cholera in New Orleans, Sept. 11, 1833. 

children: 
i. Charles Henry; was in navy during Civil War. Is 

supposed to have been lost at sea. Unmarried. 
ii. Name lost. 

hi. Lucretia Ann; d. young. 
H 5 iv. George Edward, b. Feb. 14, 1830. 

G 3 

ALVIN 7 (Ichabod 6 , Elisha 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son 
of Ichabod [F 6 ] and Catherine (Miller) Knapp; b. Feb. 21, 1781; m., 



38 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

March 24, 1808, Rinda Fuller, who d. Jan. 18, 1873. He lived in 
Dummerston, Vt.; d. Oct. 25, 1850. 

child: 
i. Ichabod Milton; ?n., March 20, 1843, Sarah Wheeler. 

G 4 

GARDNER 7 (Ichabod 6 , Elisha 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), 
son of Ichabod [F 6 ] and Catherine (Miller) Knapp; b. April 23, 1783; 
m., Jan. 14, 1801 (?), Fanny Taft. Lived in Dummerston, Vt. 

children: 

i. Hiram, b. March 30, 1825; m., first, Lucy ; second, 

Sarah Gates. 
ii. Addison, b. July 30, 1827. 
in. Ichabod Leroy. 
iv. Joel Dexter. 
v. Emily S. 
vi. Mary E. 
vii. John N. 

viii. Fanny M., b. Feb. 10, 1830; m., first, Elisha W. Field; 
m., second, Morris W. Laughton. 

a 5 

ISAAC N. 7 (Ichabod 6 , Elisha 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), 
son of Ichabod [F 6 ] and Catherine (Miller) Knapp; b. Aug. 7, 1789; 
m., first, Philinda Dutton, who d. Jan. 15, 1835; m., second, Mrs. 
Maria {Nutting) Benham. He was a physician for many years in 
Dummerston, Vt.; d. Aug. 23, 1856. 

children: 
H 6 i. Isaac, b. March 22, 1815. 

ii. Philinda D., b. Dec. 10, 1817; m. William Wheeler. 
in. George H., b. March 21, 1819; d. 1880. 

iv. Samuel D., b. ,1822; d. 1846. 

v. Caroline, b. — , 1825; d. 1S27. 

vi. Lucy, b. June 27, 1827; m. Safford, Windsor, Conn. 

vii. Ellen J., b. May 2, 1832. 
viii, ix, x. No data. 

G 6 

WILLIAM 7 (Ichabod 6 , Elisha 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), 
son of Ichabod [F 6 ] and Catherine (Miller) Knapp; b. March 20, 1804, 
in Dummerston, Vt.; m. Lovinna (or Lavina) Miller; d. 1884. 



the knapp family in america 39 

children: 
i. William Morton. 
ii. Ambrose. 
hi. Jeneveva M. 
iv. Elisha C. 
v. Rosa J. 
vi. Ora. 
vii. Horatio, 
viii. Martha E. 
ix. C I . 

G 7 

LEVI 7 (Jesseniah 6 , John 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of 
Jesseniah [F 9 ] and Elizabeth (How) Knapp; b. May 13, 1804, in 
Petersham, Mass.; m., April 10, 1838, Fidelia Ballou, who d. May 
13, 1879. He died in Petersham, June 7, 1888. 

children: 
i. George, b. Sept. 1, 1S39; lives (1893) in Athol, Mass. 
H 7 ii. John, b. July 31, 1841. 

in. Caroline Elizabeth, b. Dec. 18, 1842; m., Sept. 2, 1867, 

Jerome J. Lord, of Athol. 
iv. Mary Jane, b. Oct. 19, 1844; m., Sept. 27, 1868, William 

Henry Damon. 
v. Charles Henry, 6. Aug. 12, 1846; m., first, April 23, 
1874, Lizzie S. Miles; m., second, Feb. 3, 1S97, Annie 
E. Houghton; lives in Worcester. 
H 8 vi. Harry Taft, b. July 7, 1849. 

G 8 

JOHN 7 (James 6 , John 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of 
James [F 10 ] and Lois (Stearns) Knapp; b. Dec. 5, 1797, in Walpole, 
N. H.; m., first, Jan. 1, 1823, in Lyndon, Vt., Sally Cushing, who d. 
Dec. 28, 1823; m., second, Jan. 10, 1825, in Lyndon, Vt., Cynthia W. 
Hubbard; m., third, Henrietta Martin Herbert, who d. Jan. 11, 1879. 
He lived in Walpole, N. H., Danville, Lyndon, and in Benson, Vt., 
where he died- March 30, 1865. 

children: 
H 9 i. George Cushing, b. Oct. 30, 1823. 
H 10 ii. Charles Mason, 6. July 14, 1827. 
H 11 in. Horace Carter, b. May 11, 1829. 



40 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMEEICA 

iv. Sally Paulina, b. Jan. 24, 1833; m. John C. Hunt; d. 

May 14, 1874. 
v. Elizabeth F., b. May 4, 1838, in Benson; m. Jesse B. 

Losey; d. Dec. 28, 1898. 
vi. William D. Chipman, an adopted son, b. Sept. 18, 1840; 

d. April 16, 1846. 

G 9 

HARRIS 7 (James 6 , John 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of 
James [F 10 ] and Lois (Stearns) Knapp; b. Aug. 5, 1799, in Walpole, 
N. H.; m. Mary Butler, who d. Aug. 10, 1854. He lived in Walpole, 
N. H., Danville, Lyndon, and in St. Johnsbury Center, Vt., where he 
died Feb. 25, 1861. 

children : 
H 12 i. Cephas Willard, b. May 29, 1831. 

ii. Mary Jane, b. Aug. 20, 1839; m. Albert Sanborn, of 

Hardwick, Vt. 
in. Martha Maria, b. March 22, 1842; lives in Los Angeles, 
Cal. 

G 10 

WARD (ELCIAS) 7 (James 6 , John 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), 
son of James [F 10 ] and Lois (Stearns) Knapp; b. July 3, 1801, in Wal- 
pole, N. H.; m. Emeline Latham, of Ljmdon, Vt., who d. March 12, 
1895; lived in Danville, Derby Line, and in Lyndon, where he died 
Sept. 15, 1873. 

children: 

i. James Seymour, b. June 25, 1837; disappeared in the 

West. 
ii. Mary Louisa, b. Sept. 25, 1842. 

hi. George, b. May 11, 1846; served in the Civil War, 
Seventh Vermont Regiment, and d. in hospital at 
Mobile, Ala., June 2, 1865. 

G 11 

HIRAM 7 (James 6 , John 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of 
James [F 10 ] and Lois (Stearns) Knapp; b. in Alstead, N. H., May 16, 
1804; lived in Walpole, N. H., Danville, Lyndon, and St. Johnsbury, 
Vt. ; m„, July 1, 1835, Sophronia, dau. of Edward B. and Lucy (Risley) 
Brown, who was b. in Hanover, N. H., Feb. 10, 1S15, and d. in 
Boston Feb. 23, 1904. Removed in 1854 to Boston, Mass., where he 
died Dec. 7, 1876. 



THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 41 

CHILDREN : 

(All born in St. Johnsbury, Vt.) 

i. George Brown, b. April 9, 1836; m., Sept. 2, 1862, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Alex. H. and Priscilla (Dixon) 
Strong, who was b. May 22, 1841, in Vicksburg, Miss. 
ii. Katharine, b. Sept. 23, 1837. 
H 13 in. Arthur Mason, b. Aug. S, 1839. 

OREN S. 7 (Oren B. 6 , James 5 , Daniel 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son 
of Oren B. [F 11 ] and Sophronia (Smith) Knapp; b. in Boston, July 16, 
1829; m., Aug. 9, 1859, Lucy M. Clark, of Somerville; d. in Somerville, 
Mass., Nov. 4, 1890. 

He was fitted for college at Worcester Academy, and entered Am- 
herst College, but on account of trouble with his eyes did not com- 
plete the course. After teaching two years in Medford and ten 
j^ears in Somerville, he entered the Harvard Law School, and was 
admitted to the bar in 1865. He still continued to serve the schools 
of Somerville for many years, as chairman of the school board and 
as superintendent of schools, and in recognition of this long and 
faithful service one of the schools was named for him. 

children: 

(All born in Somerville.) 

i. Mary I., b. Sept. 30, 1862; d. April 3, 1865. 

ii. Lizzie Gerry, b. April 10, 1866. 

hi. Marion Rebecca, b. Aug. 18, 1870. 

iv. Charles H., b. July 3, 1872; d. July 29, 1872. 

G 13 
JAMES J. 7 (OrenB. 6 , James 5 , Daniel 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son 
of Oren B. [F 11 ] and Sophronia (Smith) Knapp; b. in 1834; m., I860, 
Frances Cutler, of Cambridge; d. in Gardner, Mass., March 31, 1892. 

children : 
i. Emma. 

ii. Cora, m. Frank Pierce, of Gardner. 
hi. Charles. 

G U 

JONAS SMITH 7 (Oren B. 6 , James 5 , Daniel 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), 
son of Oren B. [F 11 ] and Sophronia (Smith) Knapp; b. in Maiden, 
Mass., 1840; m., 1863, Mary Alice Dunbar, of Boston, who d. May 23, 
1873. He died in Somerville, Mass., March 30, 1876. 



42 the knapp family in america 

children: 
i. Helen L., b. in Somerville, Nov. 13, 1864. 
ii. Oren D., b. April 24, 1867. 
m. Alice S., b. July 14, 1872; d. Sept. 14, 1873. 

G 15 
WILLIAM 7 (Philip Coombs 6 , William 5 , Ebenezer 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , 
William 1 ) , son of Philip Coombs [F 13 ] and Abigail (Remmick) Knapp ; 
b. in Newburyport, Mass., Oct. 17, 1785; m., April 2, 1812, Tabitha 
Currier, who was b. Dec. 28, 1792, and d. March 2, 1870. He died 
Sept. 12, 1875. 

children: 

H 14 i. Philip Coombs, b. Dec. 30, 1814. 4 ,< V) ; _ . \ '<- ' '( f} ' 
ii. William Henry, 6. June 30, 1816; d. Aug. 29, 1855. 
in. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 9, 1819; m., in 1842, Maria Antoinette 
Harding, and had one child, Mary Coleman, who was b. 
October, 1844, and d. March 2, 1853; died in Boston, 
June 12, 1846. 
iv. Charles Long, 6. May 4, 1822; d. Sept. 17, 1874. 

G 16 

JOSEPH 7 (Philip Coombs 6 , William 5 , Ebenezer 4 , Isaac 3 , John, 2 
William 1 ) , son of Philip Coombs [F 13 ] and Abigail (Remmick) Knapp ; 
b. in Newburyport, April 17(?), 1791; m., Nov. 5, 1820, Mary Chad- 
bourne, who was b. in Berwick, Me., Jan. 22, 1792. He d. March 17, 
1822. His widow m., Oct. 30, 1826, Jonathan Bartlett, of Eastport, 
Me., and d. February, 1838. 

child : 

H 15 i. Joseph Greenleaf, b. April 29, 1822. 

G 17 

BENJAMIN REMMICK 7 (William 6 , William 5 , Ebenezer 4 , Isaac 3 , 
John 2 , William 1 ), son of William [F 15 ] and Fanny Tucker (Crossman) 
Knapp; b. in Newburyport, April 17, 1801; m., June 29, 1826, Sarah 
Lewis, who d. Nov. 23, 1872. He died May 12, 1879. 

children: 

i. Benjamin Remmick, b. June 26, 1827; d. July 20, 1880. 
H 16 ii. William, 6. July 14, 1828. 
H 17 in. Henry Edgar, b. Nov. 18, 1829. 

iv. Nathaniel O. 
H 18 v. John M., &. Aug. 6, 1837. 



THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 43 

vi. Frank F., d. Nov. 1, 1864. 

vii. Edward A., 6. Dec. 15, 1843; to., Oct. 10, 1867, in 
Worcester, Abbie Dodge, of Newburyport; d. Jan. 21, 
1892, in Dorchester. 
vui. Charles Edward, b. Dec. 15, 1843. 
The record of this family in the Civil War is worthy of note. 
Benjamin R., Jr., served in the Sixth Illinois Regiment; William in 
the navy; Nathaniel O. in a California regiment; John M. in the 
Sixth Massachusetts; Frank F. in the Twenty-fifth Massachusetts; 
Edward A. in the Fourth Massachusetts. The father was refused on 
account of his age, but was second lieutenant in the National Guard of 
Newburyport and did military duty at Fort Warren in Boston 
Harbor. 

G 18 

JAMES NELSON 7 (Isaac 6 , Nathaniel 5 , Nathaniel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , 
William 1 ), son of Isaac [F 18 ] and Elizabeth (Hoyt) Knapp; b. in 
Newburyport, Jan. 13, 1814; to., Oct. 22, 1836, Susan Webb, of New- 
port, Wales, where he was American consul for many years, and 
mayor of the town. 

children: 
i. James. 
ii. William. 

hi. John Nelson; m. Charlotte, dau. of Capt. Henry and 
Elizabeth (Lunt) Cook, of Newburyport, and had one 
child, Alma Louise, b. Nov. 16, 1S85. 

G 19 

JONATHAN MORRILL 7 (Anthony 6 , Nathaniel 5 , Nathaniel 4 , 
Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Anthony [F 19 ] and Dolly (Morrill) 
Knapp; b. in Newburyport, Mass., Jan 22, 1812; m., Nov. 19, 1828, 
Jane Robinson; d. Oct. 6, 1888. 

CHILDREN : 

i. Sarah; to. William Ross, of Portland; d. 1889. 
ii. Evelina; to. Lucius Shattuck.. 
in. Freeman; d. under fifteen years of age. 
iv. Anthony; d. aged five years. 

v. ; to. Charles Estes, of Portland. 

vi. Frank; to. Agnes Conant, of Colorado; d. 1891; had 

daughter, Helen Knapp. 
vii. Emma, to. George Bates. 



44 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

G 20 

EDMUND BAKER 7 (Anthony 6 , Nathaniel 5 , Nathaniel 4 , Isaac 3 , 
John 2 , William 1 ), son of Anthony [F 19 ] and Dolly (Morrill) Knapp; 
b. in Newburyport, Mass., April 5, 1822; m., June 18, 1848, Almira 
McKenny. Lived in Portland, Me. 

children: 
i. Mary, b. April 5, 1849; m., June 10, 1874, Henry Race. 
n. Ella, b. Feb. 8, 1851; m., Oct. 4, 1871, Henry Perry. 
hi. Eddianna, d. in infancy. 
H 19 iv. Wallace Chase, b. Nov. 6, 1859. 

G 21 

ROBERT HEATH 7 (Robert Heath 8 , Anthony 5 , Nathaniel 4 , Isaac 3 , 
John 2 , William 1 ), son of Robert Heath [F 20 ] and Dorothy (Cook) 
Knapp; b. in Newburyport, Mass., Oct. 25, 1805; m., May 17, 1831, 
Emily Brookings, who d. April 27, 1838. He died Feb. 12, 1837. 

children: 
i. Robert Heath, b. April 14, 1832; d. May 28, 1832. 
H 20 ii. Robert Heath, b. 1834. 

in. William Augustus, b. 1836; d. Feb. 1, 1838. 

G 22 

JOHN 7 (John 6 , John 5 , Nathaniel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of 
John [F 21 ] and Mary (Davis) Knapp; b. in Newburyport, Mass., Oct. 
29, 1798; m., first, April, 1825, Delia Bayley, of West Newbury; m., 
second, 1S36, Sarah Ann Plumer. He died Aug. 6, 1895, in George- 
town, Mass. 

children: 
i. John (by first wife) . 
ii. Sarah; lives in Woburn. 
in. Mary. 

G 23 

ANTHONY 7 , Capt. (Anthony 6 , Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , 
William 1 ), son of Anthony [F 23 ] and Betsy (Cook) Knapp; b. in New- 
buryport, Mass., Sept. 27, 1798; m., first, May 26, 1824, Harriet 
Haskell, who d. July 14, 1S47; m., second, Jan. 3, 1853, Caroline 
Swasey, who d. Aug. 22, 1879. He died Sept. 6, 1879. 

children: 
i. Harriet, b. Feb. 20, 1825; d. July 21, 1833. 
ii. Betsy, b. June 15, 1827; in., April 6, 1851, Benjamin H. 
Noyes. 



THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 45 

in. Anthony, &. March 29, 1829; d. April 1, 1845. 

iv. Caroline, b. May 16, 1831; m., May 27, 1862, Thomas 

Stackpole. 
v. Joseph, b. April 22, 1833; d. Jan. 28, 1847. 
vi. Rufus, b. March 25, 1835; d. March (April?) 9, 1888; 

unmarried. 

G 24 

CHARLES 7 (Anthony 6 , Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ) , 
son of Anthony [F 23 ] and Betsy (Cook) Knapp; b. in Newburyport, 
Mass., March 9, 1801; m., March 7, 1824, Ann Choate Huse, who d. 
Aug! 16, 1882. He died Jan. 27, 1876. 

children : 
i. Sarah Somerby, b. Oct. 25, 1824; d. July 20, 1825. 
H 21 ii. Thomas, b. Sept. 19, 1S26. 
H 22 in. Anthony, b. April 15, 1828. 

iv. Ann Choate, b. Dec. 23, 1829; m., April 7, 1853, Henry 

P. Toppan. 
v. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Jan. 10, 1832; m. John H. Richard- 
son, of Medford; d. Nov. 18, 1866. 
vi. Frances Davis, b. Nov. 19, 1833; m. Charles S. Park- 
hurst, of Portland, Me. 
vn. Charles, b. Aug. 23, 1835; d. Sept. 12, 1837. 
viii. Albert William, b. 1837; d. June 15, 1837. 
ix. Charles, b. 1838; d. April 7, 1839. 
H 23 x. Charles, &. July 31, 1839. 

xi. Mary Pickett, 6. June 8, 1841; m., June 8, 1861, Leon- 
ard Parkhurst, of Standish, Me. 
xii. Alfred, b. 1843; d. 1843. 
xiii. Florence Choate, b. Oct. 19, 1844; m., William B. 

Thayer, of Weymouth Landing, 
xiv. Ella Gertrude, b. Dec. 2, 1847; m., June 20, 1875, 
Samuel Newcomb, of Brookfield; d. Aug. 28, 1876. 



G 25 

SAMUEL 7 , Capt. (Anthony 8 , Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , 
William 1 ) , son of Anthony [F 23 ] and Betsy (Cook) Knapp, b. in New- 
buryport, Mass., March 30, 1804; m., first, June 27, 1S27, Elizabeth 
A. Morse, who d. April 7, 1836; m., second, June 24, 1839, Lydia 
Johnson, who d. March 8, 1883. He died Jan. 21, 1858. 



46 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

CHILDREN : 

i. Eliza Ann, b. Jan. 13, 1829; d. March 17, 1832. 
ii. Eliza Ann. 

hi. Julia M., b. May, 1834; m., June, 1859, James M. Chase. 
iv. Samuel; d. in infancy, April 5, 1836. 

v. Robert John Park; lives in Chicago. 
vi. Jacob Greenleaf; d. May 4, 18S7. 
vii. Samuel; lives in Somerville. 

G 26 

JOSEPH JENKINS 7 (Anthony 6 , Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , 
William 1 ), son of Anthony [F 23 ] and Betsy (Cook) Knapp; b. in New- 
buryport, Mass., May 13, 1805; m., July 24, 1828, Mary Pierce, who 
was b. July 21, 1806, and d. Dec. 7, 1877. He died April 8, 1883, in 
Newbury port. 

CHILDREN : 

i. Mary Pierce, b. June 10, 1829; m., Sept. 22, 1853, Felix 

Walker, of New Orleans, La.; d. Feb. 2, 1907. 
ii. Laura Cordelia, b. Feb. 25, 1831; m., Feb. 1, 1866, 

Theodore Pomeroy, of Pittsfield, Mass. 
in. Ellen Therese, b. June 23, 1833; m., July 19, 1855, 

John T. Brown, of Newburyport. 
iv. Elizabeth Battelle, b. March 13, 1836; m., Dec. 11, 

1855, David T. Lanman, of Norwich, Conn. 
H 24 v. James Oakes, b. Sept. 25, 1838. 

vi. George Pierce, b. March 9, 1842; d. Dec. 4, 1892. 

G 27 

ALFRED 7 , Capt. (Anthony 6 , Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , 
William 1 ), son of Anthony [F 23 ] and Betsy (Cook) Knapp; b. in New- 
buryport, Mass., March 18, 1808; m., Oct. 5, 1831, Elizabeth Rajipell, 
who was b. Oct. 14, 1810. He was lost at sea on the brig Nectar, 
August, 1839. 

children: 
i. Elizabeth Ann, b. Aug. 4, 1833; m., Aug. 25, 1857, 

William C. Smith. 
ii. Caroline Augusta, b. June 30, 1836; d. Dec. 9, 1907; 

unmarried, 
in. Mary Alfred, b. Sept. 12, 1838; m., April 10, 1864, 
Julius he Leurch. 



THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 47 

G 28 

GEORGE 7 (Anthony 6 , Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), 
son of Anthony [F 23 ] and Betsy (Cook) Knapp; b. in Newburyport, 
Jan. 7, 1810; m. Harriet Wilson, Aug. 9, 1837; d. in Chelsea, Mass., 
Dec. 30, 1890. 

children: 
i. George. 
H 25 ii. Alfred E. ; b. in Boston, 1848. 
hi. Ezra Lunt. 

G 29 

HUMPHREY COOK 7 (Anthony 6 , Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , 
.William 1 ), son of Anthony [F 23 ] and Betsy (Cook) Knapp; b. in New- 
buryport, Mass., June 9, 1812; to., Dec. 7, 1832, Mary Faxon Bar- 
bour, who d. Nov. 1, 1872. Lived in South Boston, where he died 
March 9, 1898. 

children: 
i. Fanny Pardee, b. in Newburyport, Nov. 7, 1833; to., 
Nov. 17, 1853, Thomas Cutting Simonds; d. Sept. 12, 
1854, in Boston, leaving son, Alvan Humphrey Si- 
monds, b. Aug. 28, 1854. 
ii. Mary Faxon, b. Oct. 12, 1838, in Newburyport. 
in. Almira Smith, b. Dec. 2, 1840, in Newburyport; d. in 

Newton, March 8, 1908; unmarried, 
iv. Delia Maria, b. Jan. 13, 1844, in Newburyport; d. Feb. 

27, 1867. 
v. Humphrey Faxon, b. July — , 1846; d. Jan. 30, 1853, in 

Boston, 
vi. Phedora Elizabeth, b. Feb. 9, 1849, in Boston; to., 

Feb. 9, 1870, Edward Stanley Dunham. 
vn. Louisa, b. Oct. 24, 1851; to., March 10, 1875, Cyrus H. 
K. Curtis. 
Three other children died in infancy. 

G 30 

ISAAC NEWTON 7 , Capt. (Anthony 6 , Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , 
John 2 , William 1 ), son of Anthony [F 23 ] and Betsy (Cook) Knapp; 
b. in Newburyport, Mass., Jan. 1, 1814; to., first, June 22, 1841, 
Anne A. Woodbury; to., second, May 16, 1854, Mary S. Abrahams, 
who d. Jan. 14, 1892, aged seventy-three. He died in Winchester, 
Oct. 25, 1879. 



48 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

CHILDREN : 

i. Abby Woodbury, b. July 4, 1843; d. Sept. 23 (28?), 

1847. 
ii. Anna Lawrence, b. March 23, 1847. 
in. Newton A., b. Aug. 22, 1856, on the English Channel. 
iv. Wilhelmina C, b. Oct. 11, 1859, off the coast of Spain. 

G 31 

JOHN 7 (Samuel , John 5 , Isaac 4 [see D 9 ]), son of Samuel [F 20 ] and 
Polly (Mead) Knapp; b. at Parsonsfield, Me., Nov. 25, 1801; m., 
1826, Nancy Dresser; removed to Standish, Me.; d. Jan. 10, 1881. 

children: 

i. Harriet Mead, b. 1828; m. Chase; d. 1885. 

ii. Clara, b. 1830; m. Moses; lives in Boston. 

G 32 

SAMUEL 7 (Samuel 6 , John 5 , Isaac 4 [see D 9 ]), son of Samuel [F 26 ] 
and Polly (Mead) Knapp; b. 1809; m. Hannah Brown, who d. Oct. 6, 
1863; lived at Great Falls, N. H., and at Biddeford, Me., where he 
died March 5, 1857. 

children: 
i. Isaac, b. 1834; m. Angle P. Speed; d. May 22, 1874, at 

Rollinsford, N. H., s. p. 
ii. Susan Jane, b. 1S36; m. Samuel Pillsbury, of Biddeford; 
lived in Kittery, Me. (1892). 

in. Clara, b. 1849, at Great Falls; m. Whitehouse; 

lived in Portsmouth, 
iv. Charles H., 6. 1851, at Great Falls; lived in Paterson, 
N. J. (1892). 

Q.33 

FREDERICK NEWMAN 7 , Rev. (Jacob N. 6 , Isaac 5 , Isaac 4 [see 
D 9 ]), son of Jacob Newman [F 28 ] and Louisa (Bellows) Knapp; b. in 
Jamaica Plain, Mass., Nov. 19, 1821; m., May 9, 1S55, Lucia Alden 
Bradford, who was b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 18, 1834, a direct 
descendant of Gov. William Bradford and of John Alden. He died 
Jan. 12, 1889, at Plymouth, Mass. 

His family removed in his infancy to Walpole, N. H., the home of 
his maternal ancestors. He was fitted for college at Phillips (Ando- 
ver) Academy, and was graduated with honor at Harvard College 
in 1843, and at Harvard Divinity School in 1847. He was settled 
as a Unitarian minister in Brookline, Mass., from 1847 to 1855, and 



THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 49 

in Plymouth, Mass., from 1869 to 1874. During the Civil War he 
was actively engaged in the work of the Sanitary Commission, being 
at the head of its special relief work, which he " organized and con- 
trolled with masterly zeal, humanity, and success," and in recogni- 
tion of his service in this office he was made honorary member of the 
Grand Army. 

Always interested in educational work, and perhaps inheriting 
from his father and other ancestors (among whom was Mark Newman, 
a preceptor of Phillips Andover Academy) the characteristics of a 
successful teacher, he established, in 1867, at Sutton, Mass., a Home 
School for Boys, which he removed in 1869 to Plymouth, resigning 
his pastorate there in 1874, in order to devote himself wholly to this 
work, in which he was engaged until his death, which occurred sud- 
denly, Jan. 12, 1889. 

The rare beauty of his moral and spiritual nature, added to his 
intellectual gifts and social graces, greatly endeared him to a large 
circle of friends and kindred, and a fellow-townsman said of him that 
" there was no public occasion to which he was not ready to con- 
tribute; nothing for the good of the community or his fellows from 
which he withheld his best efforts." 

[See pamphlet, " In Memoriam Frederick Newman Knapp," Bos- 
ton, 1889.] 

children: 
i. Louisa Bellows, b. in Walpole, N. H., March 22, 1856. 
H 26 ii. Frederick Bradford, b. in Walpole, N. H., Oct. 13, 
1857. 
in. Sarah Perkins, b. in Walpole, N. H., March 31, I860, 
iv. Maria Bradford, b. in Yonkers, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1866; m., 
in Plymouth, Dec. 22, 1894, Henry Wasson Royal. 

H 1 

DAVID 8 (Nathan 7 , Enoch 6 , David 5 , John 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), 
son of Nathan [G 1 ] and Phcebe (Farnum) Knapp; b. in Mexico, Me., 
April 12, 1810; m., 1833, Clarissa, dau. of Chandler Glines, who was 
b. Jan. 18, 1813. He lived at Rumford Falls, Paris, and Norway, 
Me., and died at Norway, Sept. 11, 1S86. 

children: 
i. Nathan Clifford, b. Sept. 25, 1834; d. Aug. 1, 1835. 
ii. Marion Caroline Louisa, 6. March 1, 1836; d. June 16, 

1838. 
in. David Scott, b. June 28, 1839. 
iv. Mary Adelaide, b. Aug. 27, 1841. 



50 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

v. James Harvey Farnum, b. Aug. 8, 1843. 
vi. Laura Frances, b. Oct. 22, 1845. 
vii. Clara E., b. Dec. 1, 1855; d. May 24, 1876. 

H 2 

ENOCH 8 (Nathan 7 , Enoch 6 , David 5 , John 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), 
son of Nathan [G 1 ] and Phoebe (Farnum) Knapp; b. Aug. 20, 1811, 
at Rumford, Me.; m., 1835, Eliza, clau. of Elias and Eliza {Adams) 
Bartlett, of Bethel, Me. Lived at Rumford Falls; d. Jan. 15, 1900. 

children: 
i. Helen Eliza, 6. March 6, 1837. 
ii. Caroline Maria, b. June 24, 1840; m. Lyman R. Martin; 

d. March 23, 1865. Infant dau., Carrie Florence, 
in. Charles Adams, b. Jan. 31, 1842; d. May 28, 1864. 
iv. Orissa P., b. Sept. 2, 1848; to., 1874, Sewell Reed, of 

Bradley, 
v. Preston A. 

H 3 

ALBION KEITH 8 (Nathan 7 , Enoch 6 , David 5 , John 4 , John 3 , John 2 , 
William 1 ), son of Nathan [G 1 ] and Phcebe (Farnum) Knapp; b. June 
15, 1813, at Rumford, Me.; to., Oct. 16, 1838, Phaibe Morse Graham, 
who was b. June 19, 1820, and d. Nov. 22, 1880. He removed in 
1848 to Hanover, Me., where he was long in trade and where he died 
Dec. 10, 1887. 

CHILDREN I 

I. Nathan Clifford, b. Feb. 11, 1840; m. Jane M. Hutch- 
ins; d. Nov. 7, 1863; one dau., Mary Lincoln. Was 
in Civil War, First Maine Regiment. 
ii. Clarissa Morse, b. Nov. 25, 1842; m. Winfield S. Howe; 

had a son, Hanover. 
hi. Phcebe Lucinda, b. Sept. 27, 1S45; d. following day. 
iv. Lyman Rawson, b. Aug. 7, 1846; d. at Hanover, May 12, 

1867. 
v. William Kimball, b. Sept. 26, 1848; d. following day. 

H 4 

BYRON LIVERMORE 8 (Nathan 7 , Enoch 6 , David 5 , John 4 , John 3 , 
John 2 , William 1 ), son of Nathan [G 1 ] and Phcebe (Farnum) Knapp; 
b. Jan. 12, 1830, at Rumford, Me.; m. Maggie — — ; removed to 
Pennsylvania. 



the knapp family in america 51 

children: 
i. Ivanora E., b. Feb. 6, 1861, at Rumford, Me. 
ii. Nathan H., b. Feb. 21, 1863, at Rumford, Me. 
Three other children — names and dates uncertain. 

H 5 

GEORGE EDWARD 8 (Henry 7 , Josiah 6 , Josiah 5 , John 4 , John 3 , 
John 2 , William 1 ), son of Henry [G 2 ] and Esther Eliza (Harrison) 
Knapp; b. Feb. 14, 1830, in New York City; m. Rosina Frances Tay- 
lor, of Rock Island, 111. Was living in 1900, at Kearney, Neb. 

children: 

i. Ella Frances, b. Sept. 29, 1874, in Buffalo County, 
Neb.; ra., first, in 1893, John Barnes (one child, Orton 
Knapp Barnes); ra., second, Nov. 20, 1895, Frederic J. 
Sizer. 

ii. Charles Taylor,, b. Nov. 22, 1877, at Kearney, Neb. 

H 6 

ISAAC 8 (Isaac N. 7 , Ichabod 6 , Elisha 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , Wil- 
liam 1 ), son of Isaac N. [G 5 ] and Philinda (Dutton) Knapp; b. March 

22, 1815, at Dummerston, Vt.; m. Rowena L ; d. at Fort 

Wayne, Ind., May 9, 1883. 

He went West when about twenty years old, and after graduating 
at Marietta College, Ohio, studied for the ministiy, afterwards stud- 
ied medicine, and finally became a dentist. Was prominent in Indi- 
ana as a writer and speaker in his professions. 

child : 
i. William B. 

H 7 

JOHN 8 (Levi 7 , Jesseniah 6 , John 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), 
son of Levi [G 7 ] and Fidelia (Ballou) Knapp; &. in Petersham, Mass., 
July 31, 1841; ra., Nov. 24, 1874, Mrs. Frances 0. H. Morgan, of 
Dana, Mass. Resides (1893) in Petersham. He served in Company 
H, Fourth Regiment of Heavy Artillery, in Civil War. 

children: 
i. Harry Levi, b. April 2, 1876, in Petersham. 
ii. Archie Frederick, b. at Dana, Mass., Nov. 2, 1879; d. 
Oct. 13, 1900. 



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H f 



HARRY TAFT 8 (Levi 7 , Jesseniah 6 , John 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , 
William 1 ), son of Levi [G 7 ] and Fidelia (Ballou) Knapp; b. in Peters- 
ham, Mass., July 7, 1849; m., Dec. 31, 1884, Carrie Adele Craft 
Jackson. Resides (1900) in Worcester, Mass. 

children: 

i. Grace Adele, b. Nov. 25, 1885, at Lawrence, L. I. 

ii. Florence Lillian, b. Sept. 26, 1887. 
in. Edwin Levi, b. July 14, 1889. 
iv. Infant son, b. Aug. 10, 1892; d. Aug. 22, 1892. 

v. Elsie Mildred, b. Dec. 28, 1893. 
vi. Annie Laura, b. Sept. 2, 1897, in Worcester. 



H 9 

GEORGE CUSHING 8 (John 7 , James 6 , John 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , 
William 1 ), son of John [G 8 ] and Sally (Cushing) Knapp; b. in Lyndon, 
Vt., Oct. 30, 1823; m., Sept. 5, 1855, Alzina Maria Churchill; d. 
March 12, 1895, at Bitlis, Turkey, where he had been for forty }^ears 
a missionary of the American Board. 

He was graduated at Middlebury College in 1852; at Andover 
Theological Seminary in 1855. 

children: 

(All born at Bitlis, Turkey.) 

i. Arthur Churchill', b. Nov. 8, 1859; d. Oct. 23, 1862. 

ii. Mary Elizabeth, b. Jan. 31, 1862; d. Oct. 9, 1863. 

in. George Perkins, b. June 13, 1863; m.) July 2, 1890, at 
Barre, Mass., Anna Jane Hunt, who was 6. in Worces- 
ter, Oct. 30, 1862. Harvard University, 1887; Hart- 
ford Seminary, 1890. Missionary in Turkey, first at 
Bitlis, later and now (1909) at Harpoot. Three daugh- 
ters; one son, Addison. 

iv. John Herbert, b. Oct. 24, 1865; m., first, Jan. 12, 1892, 
Helen Hastings, of Worcester; in., second, Mary 
Specht, of Colorado Springs. Four daughters; two 
sons, Arthur and Robert Kenneth. Lives (1909) in 
California, 
v. Grace Higley, b. Nov. 21, 1870. 

vi. Edith Alzina, b. Nov. 4, 1874; m., 1905, Eugene W. 
Melvin, of San Jose, Cal. One son. 



THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 53 

JJ10 

CHARLES MASON 8 (John 7 , James 6 ; John 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , 
William 1 ), son of John [G 8 ] and Cynthia W. (Hubbard) Knapp; b. 
July 14, 1827, at Lyndon, Vt.; m., Dec. 2, 1851, Mary M. Olmstead, 
of Benson, Vt.; d. at St. Johnsbury, Vt., Dec. 15, 1862. 

children: 
i. Cynthia Cora, b. April 27, 1854; d. March 29, 1856. 
n. Charles Hubbard, b. Jan. 22, 1860. 

H 11 

HORACE CARTER 8 (John 7 , James 6 , John 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , 
William 1 ), son of John [G 8 ] and Cynthia W. (Hubbard) Knapp; b. 
in Lyndon, Vt., May 11, 1829; w., May 11, 1853, Emily Louisa Cro- 
foot, of Benson, Vt.; d. in Rutland, Vt., May 27, 1899. 

children : 
i. Ella Louisa, b. at St. Johnsbury, Vt., Aug. 3, 1857; d. 

at Rutland, April 7, 1899. 
ii. Frank Willey, b. at Charlestown, N. H., Sept. 7, 1859; 
m., Nov. 3, 1886, Anna Thomas, of Troy, N. Y. Lives 
(1900) at Rutland, Vt. 

JJ12 

CEPHAS WILLARD 8 (Harris 7 , James 6 , John 5 , James 4 , John 3 , 
John 2 , William 1 ), son of Harris [G 9 ] and Mary (Butler) Knapp; b. 
in St. Johnsbury, Vt., May 29, 1831; m., March 4, 1857, Paulina Paul 
Seavey, of Pomfret, Vt.; lived in St. Johnsbury and Benson, and in 
Woodstock, Vt., where he died Feb. 2, 1874. 

CHILDREN : 

i. Bertha Seavey, b. Oct. 7, 1859, at St. Johnsbury, Vt. 
ii. Francis Harris, b. Nov. 15, 1867, at Benson, Vt. 

JJ13 

ARTHUR MASON 8 (Hiram 7 , James 6 , John 5 , James 4 , John 3 , John 2 , 
William 1 ), son of Hiram [G 1J ] and Sophronia (Brown) Knapp; b. 
Aug. 8, 1839, at St. Johnsbury, Vt.; w., July 2, 1873, Abbie, dau. of 
James and Sally Wingate (Bradley) Bartlett, of Brookline, Mass., 
who d. Jan. 26, 1876. He died in Boston, Dec. 27, 1898. 

He removed with his parents to Boston in 1854; was fitted for 
college at the Boston Latin School; was graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege in 1863; taught in Phillips Andover Academy, 1863-4; in the 
high school at Brookline, Mass., 1865-74; entered the service of 



54 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

the Boston Public Library, Jan. 23, 1875, where for the last twenty 
years of his life he was curator of Bates Hall. [See Appendix A.] 

child : 
A son, b. and d. Jan. 11, 1876. 

JJ14 

PHILIP COOMBS 8 (William 7 , Philip C. 6 , William 5 , Ebenezer 4 , 
Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of William [G 15 ] and Tabitha (Gurrier) 
Knapp; b. in Newburyport, Dec. 30, 1814; was graduated at Dart- 
mouth College in 1841; m., Feb. 4, 1847, Sally Harriette Moore, of 
Lynn, who d. Feb. 7, 1899. He died in Lynn, Sept. 12, 1900. 

children: 

(All born in Lynn.) 

I. Harriette Elizabeth, b. Nov. 27, 1847; d. Nov. 28, 

1847. 
ii. Lucilla Breed, b. Dec. 7, 1848; d. Feb. 19, 1873. 
m. Charles William, 6. Dec. 18, 1850. 
iv. Philip Coombs, 6. June 3, 1858. 

JJ15 

JOSEPH GREENLEAF 8 (Joseph 7 , Philip C.«, William 5 , Ebenezer 4 , 

Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ) , son of Joseph [G 16 ] and Mary (Chadbourne) 

Knapp; b. in Newburyport, April 29, 1822; m., Oct. 9, 1853, Sarah 

H. Collins, who was b. in Seabrook, N. H., Aug. 27, 1815, and d. 

Jan. 9, 1881. 

child : 

i. Joseph Herbert, b. Aug. 29, 1854. 
JJ16 

WILLIAM 8 (Benj. Remmick 7 , William 8 , William 5 , Ebenezer 4 , 
Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Benjamin R. [G 17 ] and Sarah (Lewis) 
Knapp; b. in Newburyport, July 14, 1828; m., March 29, 1866, 
Lydia Maria Smith; d. in California. 

He served in the navy during the Civil War. 

children: 
i. William B., b. Dec. 2, 1867; m., Dec. 28, 1888, Ellen E., 

dau. of Charles M. and Helen (Coleman) hunt. 
H. Philip. 

H 17 

HENRY EDGAR 8 (Benj. Remmick 7 , William 8 , William 5 , Ebenezer 4 , 
Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Benjamin R. [G 17 ] and Sarah (Lewis) 



THE ENAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 55 

Knapp; b. in Newburyport, Nov. 18, 1829; m., Dec. 14, 1854, Mary 
Ann H. Whiton; d. in Somerville, Mass., March 12, 1895. 

child : 
i. Edgar Lewis, b. Feb. 28, 1858, in Worcester, Mass. 

H is 

JOHN M. 8 (Benj. Remmick 7 , William 6 , William 5 , Ebenezer, 4 
Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Benjamin R. [G 17 ] and Sarah (Lewis) 
Knapp; b. Aug. 6, 1837, in Newburyport; m., Sept. 16, 1861, Elvira 
W. Childs, of Rutland and Shrewsbury, Mass.; lived in Worcester, 
where he died Sept. 21, 1877. 

He served in the Civil War, in the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment. 

children: 
i. Mary L., b. 1864(?) ; m., June 23, 1887, Roscoe H. Al- 

drich. 
ii. Frank Childs, b. Feb. 13, 1869, in Worcester; d. March 

25, 1869. 
in. Charles E., b. March 12, 1870, in Worcester; d. May 3, 
1883. 

JJ19 

WALLACE CHASE 8 (Edmund Baker 7 , Anthony 6 , Nathaniel 5 , 
Nathaniel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Edmund Baker [G 20 ] and 
Almira (McKenny) Knapp; b. Nov. 6, 1859, in Portland, Me.; m., 
November, 1SS3, Louisa Rumney. 

child : 
i. Ella May, b. May 14, 1884. 

H 20 

ROBERT HEATH 8 (Robert H. 7 , Robert H. 6 , Anthony 5 , Nathan- 
iel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Robert Heath [G 21 ] and Emily 
(Brookings) Knapp; b. in Newburyport, in 1834; m., March 25, 1856, 
Ann M. Chase. 

children: 
i. Emily Spragtje, b. April 8, 1859. 
ii. Robert E., b. Aug. 4, 1864; m. Alary Fegan. 

H 21 

THOMAS 8 (Charles 7 , Anthony 6 , Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , 
William 1 ), son of Charles [G 24 ] and Anna Choate (Huse) Knapp; b. 



56 THE KNAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA 

in Newburyport, Sept. 19, 1826; m., Nov. 29, 1849, Hannah P. 
Holmes, of Dorchester, where he lived. 

children: 
i. Emma Frances, b. in Dorchester, May 6, 1852; d. Sept. 

14, 1877. 
ii. Mary Augusta, b. April 20, 1S55; m. G. L. Smith. 
in. Edward Lawrence, b. April 13, 1858; m., April 13, 1887, 
Addie Farrington Holmes. 

JJ22 

ANTHONY 8 (Charles 7 , Anthony 6 , Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , 
William 1 ), son of Charles [G 24 ] and Ann Choate (Huse) Knapp; b. in 
Newburyport, April 15, 1828; m., first, July 31, 1851, Jane Elizabeth 
Woodman, who d. Dec. 8, 1859; m., second, Sept. 16, 1860, Elizabeth 
Noyes Adams. He died in Newburyport, Aug. 9, 1875. 

children: 
i. Alice May, b. Feb. 20, 1852. 

ii. Frederick William, b. May 1, 1854; m. Eva A. Black. 
in. Lizzie Linwood, b. July 8, 1856. 
iv. Annie Florence, b. July 27, 1861. 
v. Henry Anthony, b. July 4, 1S63. 
vi. Sarah Richardson, b. June 24, 1867. 
vii. Margaret Gertrude, b. July 13, 1872. 

JJ23 

CHARLES 8 (Charles 7 , Anthony 8 , Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , 
William 1 ), son of Charles [G 24 ] and Ann Choate (Huse) Knapp; b. 
in Newburyport, July 31, 1839; m., Oct. 4, 1866, Lydia Ann Dixey, 
of Chelsea. 

children: 

i. Charles Henry, b. August — , 1867. 
ii. Mabel S., b. January — , 1869. 
in. Ernest C, b. February — , 1872. 

H 24 

JAMES OAKES 8 , Capt. (Joseph Jenkins 7 , Anthony 6 , Samuel 5 , 
Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , William 1 ), son of Joseph Jenkins [G 20 ] and 
Mary (Pierce) Knapp; b. in Newburyport, Sept. 25, 1838; m., first, 
June 12, 1866, Orythia Wales Rogers, who d. Jan. 3, 1881; m., sec- 
ond, June 8, 18S1, Emily Louisa Whitmore. 



the knapp family in america 57 

children: 
i. Pierce Wales, b. June 23, 1870; d. Sept. 23, 1870. 
ii. Orythia Wales, b. Aug. 18, 1882. 
in. Joseph Whitmore, b. March 21, 1887. 

H 25 

ALFRED E. 8 (George 7 , Anthony 6 , Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Isaac 3 , John 2 , 
William 1 ), son of George [G 28 ] and Harriet (Wilson) Knapp; b. in 
Boston in 1848; m. Georgiana Blackmail, who d. Aug. 30, 1881. 
He died in Boston, Feb. 7, 1895. 

children: 
i. Albert Henry, d. Jan. 17, 1888. 
ii. Georgiana Blackman, d. Aug. 30, 1881. 
hi. Harriet Maria, d. Jan. 27, 1878. 
iv. George Alfred, d. Sept. 29, 1879. 

JJ26 

FREDERICK BRADFORD 8 (Frederick N. 7 , Jacob N. 6 , Isaac 5 , 
Isaac 4 [see D 9 ]), son of Frederick Newman [G 33 ] and Lucia Alden 
(Bradford) Knapp; b. in Walpole, N. H., Oct. 13, 1S57; m., Aug. 28, 
1884, in Plymouth, Mass., Frances Maria Powers, dau. of P. C. Hall, 
of Medford, Mass. 

He was graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
in 1879; taught in the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard Uni- 
versity, and in 1886 established a Preparatory School for Boys at 
Powder Point, Duxbury, which he still conducts. 

CHILDREN : 

i. Frederick Hall, b. June 1, 1888. 
ii. Lucia Bradford, 6. Oct. 13, 1889. 
in. Elizabeth Parkman, 6. June 14, 1894. 
iv. Frances, 6. Dec. 8, 1S95. 



APPENDIX 



NOTE A 

ARTHUR MASON KNAPP was born Aug. 8, 1839, at St. Johns- 
bury, Vt., a place then, as now, remarkable among New England 
villages for the high moral and intellectual tone of its inhabitants, 
and as the seat not only of an important business enterprise, but of 
an excellent institution of learning. It was in an ideal and an idyllic 
environment that the active mind and sensitive nature of the boy 
found happy and normal development. Though he removed with 
his parents to Boston when he was fifteen years old, he cherished a 
veiy warm affection for his native place and a just pride in it as long 
as he lived. No vacation was complete that was not prefaced or 
supplemented by a visit to the haunts of his boyhood. 

Of his ancestry much might be said, for one of the recreations of 
his later years was an exhaustive study of the genealogy of his family, 
the result of which is a monument of the patience and thoroughness 
which marked all his investigations, whether for himself or for others. 
It is enough here to say that he was of the seventh generation in 
descent from William Knapp, who came from England to this country 
with Sir Richard Saltonstall in 1630, and became one of the first set- 
tlers of Watertown, Mass.; and that his parents were Hiram and 
Sophronia (Brown) Knapp. 

A thoughtful, studious boy, it was a matter of course that, on 
removing to Boston, Arthur should continue the line of study begun 
in the St. Johnsbury Academy, and he was at once placed in the 
Boston Latin School, then under the headmastership of Francis 
Gardner, to whom he doubtless owed, in some measure, the habit of 
accuracy, the love of research, and the enthusiasm for knowledge 
which were of such service to him and to the public in later years. 
Here he was graduated in 1859, at the head of a class in which there 
was a large number of good scholars, having borne off year after year 
prizes for " exemplary conduct and punctuality," for " excellence in 
the classical department," for " translations into Latin verse," and a 
Franklin medal. One of his classmates, long a resident of China, 
writes : 

" I well recall the Latin School — the room just as it looked in my 
boyhood, and the faces of the boys — Arthur usually at the head of 
the class. Arthur was the boy who could not be floored anywhere in 
that Latin grammar. Several of us knew it well, but he knew every 
word of it." 

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60 APPENDIX 

And another, who was his chief competitor, adds to similar testi- 
mony that Arthur held his leadership with such unassuming modesty 
as never to excite a feeling of jealousy among his classmates. 

He entered Harvard College without conditions — a record which 
was at that time a mark of distinction — and was graduated with 
honor in 1863. His preference was for the classical and the scientific 
studies, but with characteristic fidelity he neglected none, and this was 
before the day of electives. 

Though he missed somewhat of the social life of college by residing 
in Boston during his entire course, walking to and from Cambridge 
every day, he made some warm and lasting friendships, and main- 
tained through life a loyal interest in his alma mater, from which he 
held the degree of A.M. as well as that of A.B. He often spoke with 
pride of the record made by his class since graduation, referring not 
only to those who, like John Fiske, Governor Greenhalge, Secretary 
Fairchild, Frederick Brooks, and others, have been leaders of thought 
and action, but to the entire membership, which, almost without 
exception, is composed of men of high principles and useful lives. 

In September following his graduation, Mr. Knapp began teaching 
in the classical department of Phillips Academy, Andover, under Dr. 
Samuel H. Taylor; but in May he was obliged to relinquish his posi- 
tion on account of a sudden and painful lameness, to which he was 
henceforth subject, at longer or shorter intervals, for the rest of his 
life. While still on crutches he went as private tutor to one of his 
Andover boys, to Irvington-on-the-Hudson, where he remained nearly 
a year. In June, 1865, he was appointed submaster of the Brookline 
High School, a position which, with the exception of a few months in 
1865-6, during which he served as usher in the Boston Latin School, 
he held for ten years. 

Mr. Knapp had in a marked degree many of the qualities essential 
to a successful teacher. A genuine sympathy with his pupils, not 
only in their work, but in their pleasures, won their affection, while 
the extent and accuracy of his knowledge commanded their respect. 
He was companion and friend as well as teacher, and many of his 
former pupils, whom he always spoke of as his " boys " and " girls," 
could testify to his lifelong interest in them. Those were happy 
years which he spent in teaching — years of growth, too, for he was 
ever a pupil with his pupils, learning while he taught. 

But Mr. Knapp was to find a larger field for the exercise of his 
powers. From earliest boyhood he had evinced an extraordinary 
love of books, delighting not only in their contents, but in their covers 
and title-pages. A remarkable memory, too, he had for what he 
read, and he very early formed the habit of associating ideas and 



APPENDIX 61 

classifying facts, filling his books with clippings and marginal notes, 
to which he turned with readiness and satisfaction for information 
or confirmation upon any subject under discussion in the family circle. 
His school and college work, as well as his teaching, had been charac- 
terized by love of research, accuracy of scholarship, and great pains- 
taking in the search for truth, while his retentive memory had made 
of his mind a well-ordered storehouse of knowledge. These and other 
tastes and habits of mind, developed by education and strengthened 
by experience, rendered his appointment to the service of the Boston 
Public Library particularly fortunate both for himself and the public . 

It was on January 23, 1875, that Mr. Knapp entered upon the work 
which was to occupy him for the remainder of his life. For twenty- 
four years he gave heart and soul to the interests of the library and 
the public, to which he sought to make its treasures in the largest 
sense available. 

His first appointment was as curator of periodicals and pamphlets 
and of the Prince and Barton libraries, which latter he, in collabora- 
tion with another library officer, catalogued; but for the last twenty 
years he held the more responsible position of custodian of Bates Hall. 
To the fidelity with which he discharged the duties of this office there 
was abundant testimony on the occasion of his death, in notices of 
the press, not only of Boston, but of other cities; in official library 
notices, and the funeral address of one of the trustees; and in innu- 
merable expressions of a sense of loss on the part of the patrons of the 
library, who make grateful reference to his " ready helpfulness/' his 
" perfect courtesy," his " unvarying kindness," his " extraordinary 
intelligence." 

An article on the Boston Public Library by Edmund J. Carpenter, in 
the New England Magazine of August, 1895, contains the following- 
reference to him: 

" Mr. Arthur Mason Knapp is the librarian in charge of Bates Hall, 
which position he has occupied since 1878. His service with the li- 
brary, however, dates from 1875; the removal of the library to the new 
building, in January of the present year, marked the exact completion 
of his twentieth year of service. With Mr. Knapp in the library 
there is little need of a catalogue. The searcher for information con- 
cerning any subject which he desires to study has but to apply to him 
and the material wished is immediately set before him. To the stu- 
dent whose time is precious, or who is but slightly acquainted with 
the system of the library, Mr. Knapp's aid is invaluable. To procure 
a new librarian would be an easy task compared with that of en- 
deavoring to supply the place of such public servants as Mr. 

and Mr. Knapp." 



62 APPENDIX 

To those who knew Mr. Knapp thus professionally, as well as to all 
who knew him personally, it was obvious that there was nothing- 
perfunctory in his service. He loved his work. It was a personal 
pleasure to him to direct students and readers to the sources of 
knowledge, and to place before them the treasures in his keeping. 
He especially enjoyed solving the literary problems which were con- 
tinually submitted to him, and the zest with which he followed, 
sometimes for weeks, a difficult quest, and his exultation when at 
last he " struck " some elusive fact, often reminded one of the hunts- 
man's delight in the chase. Nothing could have been more con- 
genial than the atmosphere of books and study in which he lived, or 
more agreeable than his relations with the immense constituency of 
readers whom he served, and with his associates in the work. 

On July 2, 1873, Mr. Knapp married Miss Abbie Bartlett, daughter 
of James Bartlett, of Brookline, Mass. Intimately associated as 
fellow-teachers as they had been, and endowed with similar tastes, 
while yet admirably supplementing each other, their mutual attrac- 
tion was most natural; and the strength and sweetness of her char- 
acter, the brightness and quickness of her mind, together with her 
charming personality, rendered their union one of exceptional 
promise. It was indeed a happy one, but, alas! of short duration, for 
she died January 26, 1876. The death of his infant son at the same 
time was not only a severe blow to his affections, but a bitter disap- 
pointment to his hope of perpetuating the family name and traditions. 
In the shadow of this double sorrow he walked to the end of his days, 
and yet not morosely or selfishly. He even found genuine happiness 
in serving others, and especially in the home which he shared with 
his mother and sister, and from which he had been absent only during 
his brief married life — for while in Brookline as well as in college, 
he had resided with his parents in Boston. 

What he was to that home as son and brother may not here be 
told, but only those who knew him there knew him at his best. One 
who often sat at his table and by his fireside writes: 

" No one could see him in the freedom and genial fellowship of his 
home life without being impressed with his gentle, affectionate man- 
ner, his generous consideration of others, his sincerity and warmth 
of heart; which, added to a wealth of information and a readiness 
to add his word of knowledge on almost any subject, together with a 
delicate humor that often irradiated his conversation, made him a 
most enjoyable companion. His knowledge never made him conde- 
scending, nor did his own literary tastes cause him to despise or dis- 
regard the tastes of others. He was the most companionable of 
men. 



APPENDIX 63 

" These qualities, which characterized him always and everywhere, 
were most conspicuous in his own home, among his own books, in the 
society of his friends and his family." 
Another writes: 

" I have never known a more devoted son, a more affectionate 
brother, or a kinder friend." 
An old family servant writes: 

" I shall always thank God that I had the privilege of being Mr. 
Knapp's humble servant for eleven years. In all those years I never 
saw a frown on his face. He was always pleasant and good and kind, 
and I have felt ever since I left him that I had a friend to go to if I 
was in need." 

Though he greatly valued his friends, Mr. Knapp shrank from gen- 
eral society, and a natural reserve veiled from strangers his peculiarly 
frank and sunny nature. Unconventional in his tastes and with the 
heart of a boy, he was content with simple pleasures and was happiest 
in the quiet joys of home. Vacation letters telling of keen enjoyment 
contain such expressions as these: 

" And yet, as always when away from you, I am eager to have 
my vacation over, that I may return to my loved ones." 
Again : 

" My vacation has been a very pleasant one, but I am willing to go 
back to my work and to my own folks. People here are very kind 
and courteous, but none of them belong to me." 

But Mr. Knapp had many resources of diversion in his quiet home 
life. Reading was, of course, the principal one. This was both a 
pastime and a business, for he sought not only to keep abreast, as far 
as possible, with the reading public, but to know what was going on 
in the world at large, as well as in the literary world. He had the art 
of reading rapidly without reading superficially, and in addition to 
weightier matters found time for a good deal of biography, travel, and 
fiction. He never lost his enjoyment of the Greek and Latin classics, 
and in his last years many times read through his Anabasis and 
Caesar as a morning recreation, without once having occasion to con- 
sult the dictionaiy. Of modern languages, he read easily German 
and French, and had some knowledge of Spanish. 

He always had at hand for his spare hours some special study, as 
that of genealogy, or of coins, in which he found relaxation and pleas- 
ure. He was skillful in the use of carpenters' tools and enjoyed 
contributing thereby to the comfort and convenience of the house- 
hold. He loved the bookstores, and often for his afternoon outing 
simply exchanged the library for the bookstall. Among these and 
the curio-shops he spent the most of what he called his " cigar money." 



64 APPENDIX 

He kept pace with the growth of the Art Museum, to which he was 
for many years a subscriber, and no one rejoiced more than he at 
every generous gift made to that institution. 

His love of nature, of which he was keenly observant, contributed 
much to his enjoyment of life. He was in the habit of taking long 
walks in the suburbs and parks of Boston, where he was quick to note 
the varying aspects of tree and shrub, while he appreciated with an 
artist's eye the beauties of the landscape. 

His vacations were passed mostly among the mountains of New 
Hampshire, to which he returned year after year with ever fresh 
delight, greeting familiar scenes like old friends, and repeating favor- 
ite walks and drives with all the enthusiasm of a first visit. Many 
will long remember him as a delightful companion and guide over the 
hills and by the river, in West Campton and, earlier, in Gorham, 
N. H., where he spent many happy summers. 

Mr. Knapp made two visits to Europe, the first in 1874, when, ac- 
companied by his wife and his sister, he followed in general the route 
of the summer tourist in England and on the continent, having first 
enjoyed some glimpses of Ireland and Wales and more than a glimpse 
of Scotland. This was an experience of almost unalloyed pleasure, 
for which his reading and study had amply prepared him. Familiar 
with the historical and legendary and the literary associations of 
places visited, and with an appreciative eye for the beauty and 
grandeur of scenery, he. looked at things also practically and could 
always give facts and figures, as well as impressions, regarding them. 
In view of the fact that he had as yet no thought of engaging in 
library work, it is interesting to note, in the home letters which form 
a complete diary of his travels, his interest in the manuscripts and 
rare editions of the British Museum, the Bodleian and other libraries, 
and his persistent efforts on several occasions to see some treasure of 
this sort not accessible to the general public. He studied people as 
well as things, and noted national and individual characteristics. 
Nothing escaped his keen and quick observation. 

In 1SS0 Mr. Knapp made a second visit to England, and though he 
sadly missed the companionship which had enhanced every enjoy- 
ment of the former visit, he was more than ever impressed with the 
natural beauty of the " snug little island ;; ; with the magnificence of 
its cathedrals, of which he made a thorough study; and with the vast 
resources of its libraries, where he now received courtesies and privi- 
leges due a professional librarian. 

Although he had not traveled extensively, Mr. Knapp was so well 
informed in regard to foreign countries that he sometimes gave the 
impression of having visited those which he knew only through books. 



APPENDIX 65 

He was especially interested in Japan, and a visit to that country- 
was among his unfulfilled dreams. For he looked forward to a 
period, not of idleness nor of selfishness, either of which would have 
been impossible to him, but of comparative leisure, in which he might 
more freely indulge various quiet tastes and command more than a 
summer vacation for travel. 

He was in the enjoyment of his usual health, when, on the 
9th of December, he felt the first almost imperceptible touch of 
paralysis. Not recognizing it as such, however, he remained at his 
post the next day — a busy Saturday — though suffering greatly 
from the progress of the disease, which in a few days took complete 
possession of the left side of the body, mercifully leaving untouched 
the noble mind. The painful, though brief, illness was borne with 
patience and fortitude, and the gentle spirit was released from the 
body on the 27th of December, 1898. 

It was not an eventful life here briefly sketched, but it embraced 
the deepest experiences of joy and of sorrow, and covered tranquil 
years of cheerful service. It made little noise in the world, but like 
a broad, beneficent stream, it blessed and brightened all it touched. 

There was in Mr. Knapp a rare blending of gentleness and strength. 
He could be stern in his denunciation of wrong, and he hated all sham 
and cant and insincerity; but he had such mastery of himself that he 
could suppress the strongest emotions, and his good-nature seemed 
absolutely imperturbable. His manner was always quiet; his voice, 
so expressive of himself, was invariably pleasant and kindly. 

He was a man whom to know once was to know always, for he was 
true to himself — to his principles and his sentiments. Nothing 
could make him swerve from what he believed to be the path of duty. 
Neither time nor absence had power over his friendships. Friends 
who met him after years of separation and silence were greeted with 
as much warmth and familiarity as if there had been no interruption 
of intercourse. He loved old friends, familiar scenes, the home of 
his boyhood, the city of his adoption, his country. In everything 
he was loyal and true. 

Of his religious life, as of all deep experiences, he said little; but 
he was a devout and reverent believer in the simple gospel, and his 
life was conscientiously ordered by its precepts. Tolerant as he was 
of all sorts of fads, he had little patience with those which seek to 
substitute something else for the Christian religion. He was for 
many years a loyal member of the Shawmut Congregational Church, 
serving it quietly, but with warm heart and generous hand. He was 
interested in all organizations and enterprises that have for their 
object the amelioration of mankind, and, according to his means, 



66 APPENDIX 

contributed to their support. Many a young man is largely indebted 
to him for his education. 

Much more might be said, but this tribute of a sister's affection is 
written as under the eye of one whose modesty sought to conceal his 
virtues. K. K. 



NOTE B. [See B 3 i] 
Extract from Cotton Mather's " Magnalia " 

" In the town of Groton one Elizabeth Knap (Oct., 1671) was 
taken after a strange manner, sometimes weeping, sometimes laugh- 
ing, sometimes roaring with violent agitation, crying out 'Money! 
Money ! ' Her tongue would be for many hours together drawn like 
a semi-circle up to the roof of her mouth, so that no fingers applied to 
it could remove it. Six men were scarce able to hold her in some of 
her fits, but she would skip about the house yelling and howling and 
looking hideously. On Dec. 17, her tongue being drawn out of her 
mouth to an extraordinary length, a daemon began manifestly to 
speak to her; for many words were distinctly uttered, wherein are the 
labial letters, without any motion of her lips at all; words also were 
uttered from her throat, sometimes when her mouth was wholly shut, 
and sometimes when her mouth was wide open, but no organs of 
speech were used therein. The chief things that the daemon spoke 
were horrid railings against the godly minister of the town ; but some- 
times, likewise, she belched out most nefandous blasphemies against 
the God of heaven. And one thing about this young woman was yet 
more particularly remarkable : she cry'd out in her fits that a certain 
woman in the neighborhood appeared unto her, and was the only 
cause of her affliction. This woman prayed with and for her, and 
thus brought her to her senses." 



NOTE C. [See E 13 ] 
Extract from the Journal of Samuel Cutler 

" August 5, 1777. Fair weather. The ISth of July we began to 
make a passage through the wall [of Mill Prison, England], and 16 ft. 
underground to an adjacent field. Last night appeared dark and 
favorable to our design. At eleven p.m. opened the end in the field 
and began to go through. The passage being small, several large 
persons going through worried the dirt down, so that we could get 
out but slowly, and only thirty -two persons got out undiscovered 



APPENDIX 67 

before daylight. Seventeen of the number belonged to the Dalton's 
Company. The First and Second Lieutenants [Anthony Knapp, 
first lieutenant], master and mate of the Dalton, were of the number." 



NOTE D. [See E 19 ] 

Frederick Newman Knapp writes of his grandmother, Susanna 
Newman Knapp: 

" She was married April 24, 1770, at the age of twenty. She was 
a woman of remarkable beauty of form and feature, slight in figure, 
graceful and attractive in manner, clear and earnest in thought, 
sparkling in wit, abounding in kindness of heart, and of a deep 
religious nature. Her husband, Isaac Knapp, was a sea-captain, 
and the chief responsibility of bringing up a family of nine children, 
with limited means, devolved upon her. They were all trained to 
industry, honesty, self-respect, and a desire for knowledge. 

" Of the five sons who lived to manhood, three were professional 
men — Jacob Newman, Harvard University, 1802; Samuel Lorenzo, 
Dartmouth College, 1804, a lawyer and writer of note; Joseph, a 
physician. 

"The family moved from Newburyport, Mass., to Sanbornton, 
N. H., while most of the children were quite young; and here there 
were the many trials of what was almost a frontier settlement. I 
mention this in order to connect it with a reference to a visit I made 
to the old place at Sanbornton some twenty or twenty-five years ago 
(say 1860), when I saw five or six of the very aged people who, sixty 
years or more before, had known both my grandfather and my 
grandmother well. In every case the mention of her name brought 
out from the old neighbors the warmest expression of admiration 
and esteem. It was of the sort (told in tone of voice and manner of 
speaking full as much as in words) with which one refers to a superior 
being who is held in reverence. They told of her exceeding grace of 
manner and her beauty of face; of the delicacy of her feet and hands, 
and the sweetness of her voice; of her unwearied kindness to the sick 
and the poor, and her readiness always to go in person to watch and 
to minister, although her home cares were so many. 

" And then these old people told of the great grief which spread 
over the whole town when she died, and what a concourse of sincere 
mourners followed in long procession to the grave; and how the little 
children all through the town almost worshiped her. 

" Altogether the utterance of these old people, as they recalled the 
picture and feelings of the far by-gone days, as connected witli this 



68 APPENDIX 

' holy saint * (as they called her) was one of the most beautiful trib- 
utes I ever listened to — told, as it was, in unstudied language, and, 
in more than one instance, with tears." 

Inscriptions on gravestones in Meeting-House Burying-ground, 
Sanbornton, N. H.: 

" Sacred to the memory of Capt. Isaac Knapp, who departed this 
life March 22, A.D. 1830. Aet. 82. Intelligent, uncompromising, 
humane, upright. During the voyage of life Truth was his Compass, 
the Bible his Chart." 

" Sacred to the memory of Susanna Newman Knapp, who departed 
this life Aug. 12, 1807. Aet. 57. Faithful, affectionate, benevolent, 
devout, loving and beloved: her death was full of immortality." 



NOTE E. [See F 3 ] 

Extracts from letter of John Knapp to his maternal uncle, Thomas 
Fairservice, announcing the death of his father, Josiah Knapp: 

" Boston, May 15, 1843. 

" My dear Uncle, — I have the melancholy task to acquaint you with 
the decease of our dear father. He left us on Saturday forenoon, a 
few minutes before twelve o'clock. He was tranquil and, so far as 
outward marks could be given of his inward thoughts and feelings, 
unless by express words, not only unapprehensive, but serenely 
hopeful touching his approaching destiny. Indeed he seemed, rather, 
thoughtful for us, whom he was to leave in this troubled world, than 
of himself, confiding, no doubt, in the judgment, not formed on his 
death-bed, but long before, that he who has sought to do the best 
his fallible nature will allow of may feel as fully assured that a God 
of mercies has prepared for him a lot of spiritual happiness, as he can 
be of his soul's immortality. 

" On Thursday night about half past ten, as my sister, Mrs. Marett, 
was sitting at his bedside, the rest of us except the nurse having 
retired to bed, she heard him say, ' I am going ' — and then he paused. 
As she bent over him to see if he was dreaming, he looked at her and 
said, ' Martha, is" that you? God bless you! ' and other words, the 
same or similar to those he directly afterward said to the rest of us, 
who soon after came in, having been called by his direction, to wit: 
' You have been very kind to me. I feel grateful to you all. You 
are very good children. God bless you all. I thank you all for your 



APPENDIX 69 

kindness. I did not think I should get well. I have lived to a great 
age and could not expect to live muchponger.' ' I feel grateful that 
I leave you in prosperous circumstances and all above want.' He 
then made mention of some of the dispositions of his will, and after 
added, ' I am glad to see you all around me. God bless you all. I 
have done what I could for you. I wish I could have done more. I 
wish a decent coffin, no ways extravagant. Bury me respectably and 
lay me by the side of your mother. ... I thank you for your good- 
ness to me. God bless you ! ' 

" We each of us expressed our grateful feelings for his never-failing 
goodness to us, and assured him we should never forget it, but think 
of him and of what he had done for us thousands of times, and that 
we could scarcely go anywhere without seeing something to remind 
us of him; that he had been unusually industrious, through a long 
life in doing good, not only to us, but to very, veiy many others. . . . 

" Our father appeared to suffer veiy little pain from the time when 
his arm was first reset. The fall and putting his arm into the socket 
gave him exquisite pain. During his last hours he did not even 
gasp, but went off so that we could not tell exactly when he ceased to 
breathe, although all were looking earnestly on. 

" We all desire that this event may not prevent your paying us a 
visit next month, as we understood you had proposed. Indeed, we 
are the more desirous of seeing you here on account of it. 
" Your friend and nephew, 

"John Knapp." 

Epitaphs from Stones in Mt. Auburn Cemetery 

On John Knapp [F 3 iii], son of Josiah : 

" In him were blended the tenderest affections, learning without 
ostentation, and worth without pretense." 

On Charles Knapp [F 3 iv], son of Josiah: 

" A man of affectionate heart and generous impulses." 

On Lucretia Knapp [F 3 vn], daughter of Josiah: 
" Loving and beloved." 

On Caroline [F 3 x], daughter of Josiah Knapp, and wife of Dr. George 
Hay ward : 

" In grateful and affectionate remembrance of her devoted love 
and spotless purity of life and heart, this tablet is placed here by her 
bereaved husband." 



70 APPENDIX 

NOTE F. [See F 3 m] 

(From the Boston Daily Advertiser, March 12, 1849) 

John Knapp, Esq. 

The funeral rites of John Knapp, Esq., have just been performed, 
on his seventieth birthday. He was an accomplished scholar and 
poet, a learned lawyer, a most amiable and finished gentleman, and 
an exemplary Christian. He enjoyed superior talents and the high- 
est cultivation; was a pupil of Judge Davis and Harrison Gray Otis, 
and improved by foreign travel. He was a bosom friend of Allston, 
both agreeing in their taste for literature, poetry, and art. 

He has always been a resident of Boston, often one of her repre- 
sentatives in the legislature, and was so universally known and be- 
loved that our eulogy may seem superfluous, especially as a similar 
one has just been pronounced on him by his classmate, Rev. Dr. 
Lowell, who, in the presence of his Maker, to whose tender mercies 
he was committing him, declared he had been acquainted with him 
from his bo3 r hood, and had never known the slightest ill of him; and 
all his numerous auditors were prepared to say the same. But John 
Knapp was one of those finger-posts to heaven that all the world 
ought to be called upon to notice, and to follow his example. 

L. 

He delivered the Phi Beta Kappa poem in 1S04, having been gradu- 
ated at Harvard College in 1800. 



NOTE G. [See F 30 ] 
List op Published Works of Samuel Lorenzo Knapp 

A Biographical Memoir of Archbishop Cheverus. 

Lives of Eminent Lawyers, Statesmen, and Men of Letters. 

Lectures on American Literature. 

The Bachelors, and Other Tales. 

Advice in the Pursuit of Literature. 

The Life of Aaron Burr. 

The Life of Andrew Jackson. 

The Life of Lord Timothy Dexter. 

The Life of Daniel Webster. 

The Life of Thomas Eddy. 

Travels of Ali Bey in Boston and Vicinity . 

The Genius of Free-Masonry. 



APPENDIX 71 

Female Biography. 

American Biography. 

Sketches of Public Characters (under the pseudonym of Ignatiu^ 
Loyola Robinson) . 

He also edited Hinton's " United States " and " The Library of 
Useful Knowledge." 



INDEX 

TO THOSE BEARING THE NAME OF KNAPP 



Abby W., 48. 

Abigail, 8, 10, 14, 16, 17, 22, 

29, 33. 
Abijah, 16. 
Addison, 38, 52. 
Albert Henry, 57. 
Albert Wm., 45. 
Albion K., 50. 
Alfred, 45, 46. 
Alfred E., 57. 
Alice May, 56. 
Alice S., 42. 
Alma Louise, 43. 
Almira S., 47. 
Alvin, 37. 
Ambrose, 39. 
Ann or Anna, 10, 13, 15, 17, 21, 

22, 24. 
Ann Choate, 45. 
Ann L., 48. 
Anne, 7. 

Annie Florence, 56. 
Annie Laura, 52. 
Anthony, 20, 21, 31, 32, 43, 44, 

45, 56. 
Anthony E., 31. 
Archie F., 51. 
Arthur, 52. 
Arthur C, 52. 
Arthur Mason, 53. 



B 

Bathsheba, 11, 15. 
Benjamin, 11, 21, 25, 32. 
Benjamin D., 32. 
Benjamin F., 21. 
Benjamin N., 36._ 
Benjamin Remmick, 42. 
Benoni E., 19, 20. 
Bertha S., 53. 
Betsy (see Elizabeth). 
Beulah, 12. 
Byron L., 50. 



Caleb L., 27. 

Caroline, 25, 33, 38, 45. 

Caroline A., 46. 

Caroline E., 39. 

Caroline M., 50. 

Catherine (see also Katharine), 

17, 26. 
Cephas Willard, 53, 27. 
Charles, 24, 2S, 41, 45, 56. 
Charles A., 50. 
Charles E., 55. 
Charles Edward, 43. 
Charles H., 28, 41, 48. 
Charles Hart, 31. 
Charles Henry, 37, 39, 56. 
Charles Hubbard, 53. 
Charles L., 42. 
Charles M., 53. 
Charles P., 31. 
Charles T., 51. 



Charles Wm., 54. 
Clara, 48. 
Clara E., 50. 
Clarissa, 25, 27, 34. 
Clarissa M., 50. 
Clark, 25. 
Cora, 41. 
Cynthia Cora, 53. 



D 



Daniel, 11, 12, 35. 

Daraxa, 18. 

David, 15, 24, 49. 

David S., 49. 

Deborah, 12. 

Delia Maria, 47. 

Dorcas F., 37. 

Dorothea (or Dolly) C, 33. 

Dorothea W., 25. 



Ebenezer, 10, 12, 19, 30, 42. 

Eddianna, 44. 

Edgar L., 55. 

Edith A., 52. 

Edmund B., 44. 

Edward A., 43. 

Edward L., 56. 

Edwin Levi, 52. 

Elcias Ward, 40. 

Elijah, 18. 

Elijah A., 26. 

Elisha, 16, 17. 

Elisha C, 39. 

Eliza Ann, 33, 46. 

Elizabeth (Lizzie, Betsey), 7, 

8, 11, 14, 16, 17, 20, 23, 

25, 30, 34, 44. 
Elizabeth Ann, 46. 
Elizabeth B., 46. 
Elizabeth F., 40. 
Elizabeth G., 41. 
Elizabeth H., 31. 
Elizabeth L., 56. 
Elizabeth P., 57. 
Elizabeth Rhoda, 35. 
Ella, 44. 

Ella Frances, 51. 
Ella Gertrude, 45. 
Ella Louisa, 53. 
Ella May, 55. 
Ellen J., 38. 
Ellen Maria, 34. 
Ellen Therese, 46. 
Elsie Mildred, 52. 
Emily, 28. 
Emily S., 38. 
Emily Sprague, 55. 
Emma, 41, 43. 
Emma Frances, 56. 
Emma Jane, 36. 
Enoch, 24, 50. 
Ernest C, 56. 
Esther, 15. 
Evelina, 43. 
Ezra L., 47. 

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Fannie (see Frances). 
Florence C, 45. 
Florence L., 52. 
Frances, 18, 29, 57. 
Frances D., 45. 
Frances M., 38. 
Frances P., 47. 
Francis B., 36. 
Francis H., 53. 
Frank, 43. 
Frank C, 55. 
Frank F., 43. 
Frank W., 53. 
Frederick B., 57. 
Frederick H., 57. 
Frederick N., 48. 
Frederick W., 56. 
Freeman, 43. 



Gardner, 38. 
George, 24, 39, 40, 47. 
George Alfred, 57. 
George B., 41. 
George C, 52. 
George Edward, 51. 
George H., 38. 
George Perkins, 52. 
George Pierce, 46. 
George R., 28. 
George W., 26. 
George Wallace, 28. 
George Washington, 31. 
Georgiana B., 57. 
Grace Adele, 52. 
Grace H., 52. 
Gratia, 18. 
Gyles, 21. 



Hannah, 9, 12, 13, 16, 20, 21. 

Hannah C, 22. 

Hannah J., 30. 

Hannah M., 31. 

Hanover, 18, 19. 

Harriet, 33, 34, 44. 

Harriet Maria, 57. 

Harriet M., 48. 

Harriette Elizabeth, 54. 

Harris, 40. 

Harry, 25. 

Harry L., 51. 

Harry T., 52. 

Helen, 43. 

Helen Eliza, 50. 

Helen L., 42. 

Henry, 8, 37. 

Henry Anthony, 56. 

Henry C, 28. 

Henry Edgar, 54, 29. 

Hiram, 38, 40. 

Hiram A., 37. 

Horace, 18, 27. 

Horace C, 53. 

Horatio, 39. 

Humphrey C, 47. 

Humphrey F., 47. 



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INDEX 



Ichabod, 26. 

Ichabod L., 38. 

Ichabod M., 38. ' 

Isaac, 9, 10, 12, 14, 19, 20, 

23, 29, 30, 34, 48, 51. 
Isaac Newman, 38. 
Isaac Newton, 34, 47. 
Isabel, 12. 
Isabella, 34. 
Ivanora, 51. 



Jackson, 31. 

Jacob, 20. 21, 30. 

Jacob G., 46. 

Jacob N., 35. 

James, 8, 11, 17, 18, 19, 27, 

43. 
James E., 28. 
James H. F., 50. 
James J., 41. 
James N., 43. 
James O., 56. 
James Seymour, 40. 
Jane, 13, 19. 
Jane B., 37. 
Jane (Elizabeth), 30. 
Jane Hanover, 20. 
Jane N., 29. 
Javan, 16. 
Jazaniah, 27. 
Jedediah, 9. 
Jeneveva M., 39. 
Jeremiah, 23. 
Jesse, 16, 18. 
Jesseniah, 27. 
Joel, 25. 
Joel D., 38. 
Joash, 16. 
John, 8, 10, 12, 13, 17, 21, 22, 

23, 24, 26, 31, 32, 39, 44, 

48,51, 
John C, 30. 
John Francis, 33. 
John Herbert, 52. 
John M., 55. 
John N., 38. 
John Nelson, 43. 
Jonah, 26. 
Jonas, 9, 12, 25. 
Jonas S., 41. 
Jonathan, 9, 11. 
Jonathan D., 29. 
Jonathan M., 43. 
Joseph, 7, 15, 22, 32, 37, 42, 

45. 
Joseph G., 54. 
Joseph H., 54. 
Joseph Jenkins, 33, 46. 
Joseph W., 57. 
Joshua, 10. 
Josiah, 15, 24. 
Judith, 7. 
Judy, 8. 
Julia, 18. 
Julia M., 46. 



K 



Katharine, 41. 



Lamson, 26. 
Laura C, 46. 
Laura Frances, 50. 
Leonard, 18. 
Levi, 17, 39. 
Lizzie (see Elizabeth). 
Lois, 12, 22. 
Louisa, 47. 



Louisa B., 49. 

Lovicy, 26. 

Lucia B., 57. 

Lucilla B., 54. 

Lucinda, 24. 

Lucretia, 17, 25, 26. 

Lucretia Ann, 37. 

Lucy, 16, 17, 24, 25, 27, 38. 

Lurena, 26. 

Lydia, 9, 12, 15, 17, 19, 24. 

Lydia B., 37. 

Lyman R., 50. 



M 

Mabel S., 56. 

Margaret, 32. 

Margaret Gertrude, 56. 

Maria B., 34. 

Maria Bradford, 49. 

Marion C. L., 49. 

Marion Rebecca, 41. 

Martha, 11, 30. 

Martha B., 25. 

Martha E., 39. 

Martha K., 30. 

Martha Maria, 40. 

Mary (Molly, Polly), 7, 8, 10, 
11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20,23, 
24, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 
44. 

Mary Adelaide, 49. 

Mary Alfred, 46. 

Mary Ann, 22, 34. 

Mary A. E. B., 36. 

Mary Augusta, 56. 

Mary Coleman, 42. 

Mary Coombs, 19. 

Mary E., 38. 

Mary Elizabeth, 52. 

Mary F., 47. 

Mary H., 27. 

Mary Hill, 30. 

Mary I., 41. 

Mary Jane, 39, 40. 

Mary Louisa, 40. 

Mary L., 32, 50, 55. 

Mary M., 30. 

Mary Picket, 45. 

Mary Pierce, 46. 

Mason, 27. 

Mehitable, 27. 

Melinda, 25, 28. 

Mercy, 10. 

Myra Mason, 27. 

N 
Nahum, 16. 
Nathan, 15, 37. 
Nathan C, 49, 50. 
Nathan H., 37, 51. 
Nathaniel, 13, 20, 21,30, 31. 
Nathaniel O., 42. 
Nathaniel P., 33. 
Newton A., 48. 

O 

Ora, 39. 
Ora H., 25. 
Oren B., 28. 
Oren D., 42. 
Oren S., 41. 
Orissa P., 50. 
Orrin, 27. 
Orythia W., 57. 



Paulina, 27. 

Persis, 17. 

Phedora Elizabeth, 41 



Philinda D., 38. 
Philip, 29, 54. 
Philip Coombs, 28, 54. 
Phoebe G., 37. 
Phoebe Lucinda, 50. 
Pierce W., 57. 
Preston A., 50. 
Priscilla, 7. 

R 

Rachel, 12. 

Rebecca, 10, 14, 21, 32. 

Rhoda, 16. 

Richard, 28. 

Robert, 19, 29. 

Robert E., 55. 

Robert Heath, 31, 44, 55. 

Robert J. P., 46. 

Robert Kenneth, 52-. 

Rosa J., 39. 

Rosanna, 26. 

Rufus, 45. 



Samuel, 10, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 
24, 32, 34, 45, 46, 48. 

Samuel D., 38. 

Samuel Lorenzo, 36. 

Sarah (Sally), 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 
20, 21, 24, 27, 30, 31, 32, 34, 
43, 44. 

Sarah Ann, 34, 35. 

Sarah C, 19. 

Sarah D., 31. 

Sarah Elizabeth, 45. 

Sarah P., 49. 

Sarah Paulina, 40. 

Sarah R., 56. 

Sarah S., 45. 

Sarah W., 30. 

Seymour (James), 40. 

Sibyl (see Sybil). 

Silas, 21, 24. 

Sophia, 25. 

Sukey, 32. 

Susan Jane, 48. 

Susan N., 36. 

Susanna, 23, 32. 

Sybil, 11, 16, 18. 



Thomas, 33, 55. 
Timothv, 16. 
Timothy W., 30. 
Tristram, 20. 

U 

Ursula, 10, 13, 22, 34. 



Victoria C, 37. 

W , 
Wallace C, 55. 
Ward (Elcias), 40. 
Welthea, 18. 
Wilhelmina C, 48. 
Willard (Cephas), 27. 
William, 7, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 

29, 3S, 42, 43, 54. 
William Augustus, 44, 51, 54. 
William Daniel, 35. 
William D. C, 40. 
William H., 34. 
William Henry, 34, 42. 
William K., 50. 
William M., 39. 
William W., 30. 



INDEX 

TO OTHER NAMES THAN KNAPP 



Abrahams, Mary S., 47. 
Adams, Anna, 21. 

Elizabeth, 50. 

Elizabeth N., 56. 

Geo. W., 31. 

Hannah, 26. 

Jesse, 35. 
Akers, Priscilla, 7. 

Thomas, 7. 
Aldrich, Roscoe H., 55. 
Alexander, Giles, 26, 

Lucretia, 25. 

Susanna, 26. 
Allen, Moses, 9. 



Baker, Edmund M., 20. 
Baldwin, Enoch, 16. 
Ballou, Fidelia, 39. 
Barbour, Mary F., 47. 
Barnes, Benjamin, 30. 

John, 51. 

Orton K., 51. 
Barrett, Levi, IS. 
Bartlett, Abbie, 53. 

Elias, 50. 

Eliza, 50. 

James, 53. 

Jonathan, 42. 

Sarah, 15. 
Bates, George, 43. 
Bayley, Delia, 44. 
Beal, Sarah, 10. 
Beekford, Mary W., 33. 
Bellows, H. W., 36. 

Louisa, 35. 
Bemis, Edmund, 24. 

Lydia, 24. 
Benham, Maria N., 3S. 
Bickford, Elizabeth, 34. 
Black, Eva A., 56. 
Blackman, Georgina, 57. 
Bond, Elizabeth, 11. 

Margaret, 33. 
Bradford, Lucia A., 48. 
Bradley, Sally W., 53. 
Brazier, Christopher, 10. 
Brookings, Emily, 44. 
Brown, Edward B., 40. 

Elias, 15. 

Hannah, 48. 

John T., 46. 

Joseph, 21. 

Sarah, 22. 

Sophronia, 40. 
Busher, Jacob, 10. 
Butler, Mary, 40. 

Sarah, 12. 
Buttery, John, 7. 



Cady, Nicholas, 7. 

Carter, ,33, 34. 

Cate, Josiah, 23. 
Chadbourne, Mary, 42. 
Chase, Ann M., 55. 

James M., 46. 

, 48. 

Cheney, Lydia, 15. 
Childs, Elvira W., 55. 
Chipman, Wm. D., 40. 
Choate, Benjamin, 13. 
Churchill, A. M., 52. 



Clark, Lucy M., 41. 
Cobb, Nathaniel, 24. 
Coffin, Peter, 12. 

W., 21. 
Cohens, Hannah, 22. 
Cole, Seth, 27. 
Coleman, Helen, 54. 
Collins, Sarah H., 54. 
Conant, Agnes, 43. 
Cook, Betsy, 31. 

Charles, 31. 

Charlotte, 43. 

Henry, 43. 

Oliver, 12. 

Submit, 16. 

Zebedee, 32. 
Coombs, Lydia, 19. 
Crofoot, Emily L., 53. 
Cross, Thomas, 21. 
Crossman, Fanny T., 29. 
Currier, Tabitha, 42. 
Curtis, C. H. K., 47. 
Cushing, Sally, 39. 
Cutler, Frances, 41. 



Damon, Wm. H., 39. 
Davenport, Moses, 20. 
Davis, Aaron, 14. 

Amasa, 36. 

Mary, 32. 

Mary Anna, 36. 
Dickinson, Jane E., 25. 
Dillaway, Samuel, 24. 
Dilston, John O., 32. 
Dixey, Lydia A., 56. 
Dixon, Priscilla, 41. 
Dodd, Sarah, 32. 
Dodge, Abbie, 43. 

Rhoda A., 28. 
Dole, Mary, 29. 

, 13. 

Dow, Samuel, 25. 
Downs, Robert, 19. 
Drake, Abigail, 23. 
Dresser, Nancy, 48. 
Dunbar, Mary A., 41. 
Dunham, Edward S., 47. 
Dunklee, Polly (Patty?), 17. 
Dutton, Philinda, 38. 



Earle, Leander, 18. 
Eaton, Anna, 9. 

Benoni, 9. 
Edgar, Letitia, 29. 
Edwards, John, 20. 
Estes, Charles, 43. 



Fairservice, John, 24. 

Mary, 24. 
Farnum, David, 37. 

Phoebe, 37. 
Fegan, Mary, 55. 
Fellowes, John A., 18. 

Martha A., 17. 
Felt, Benjamin, 10. 
Field, Elisha W., 38. 
Fiske, Mary, 11. 

Nathaniel, 11. 
Follansby, Sarah, 12. 

Thomas, 13. 



Foster, W. L., 22. 

Fuller, Rinda, 38. 

William, 34. 



Gardner, Simon S., 14. 
Gates, Sarah, 38. 

Gavett, , 32. 

Gerrish, Elizabeth, 13. 
Glines, Chandler, 49. 

Clarissa, 49. 
Goodwin, Susanna, 23. 
Graham, Phoebe M., 50. 
Graves, Lorin, 27. 
Green, Ascenath, 23. 
Greenman, -, 34. 



Hall, Frances M., 57. 

P. C, 57. 
Hancock, Elizabeth, 36. 

Wm., 36. 
Hanover, Jane, 12. 
Harding, Maria A., 42. 
Hardy, Bailey, 34. 

Gilbert P., 34. 

Niles, 34. 
Harrison, Esther E., 37. 
Hart, David, 33. 

Sarah, 13. 
Haskell, Harriet, 44. 
Hastings, Helen, 52. 

Joel, 28. 

Samuel, 10. 
Hayward, George, 25. 
Herbert, Henrietta M., 39. 
Hill, Daniel, 28. 

John, 34. 

Joshua, 19. 

Mary, 30. 
Hobbs, Joseph, 34. 
Holmes, Addie F., 56. 

Hannah P., 56. 
Houghton, Annie E., 39. 
How, Elizabeth, 27. 
Howe, Hanover, 50. 

Winfield S., 50. 
Hoyt, Clarissa C, 33. 

Elizabeth, 30. 

Hubbard, Cynthia W., 39. 
Hunt, Anna J., 52. 

John C, 40. 
Huse, Ann C, 45. 
Hussey, Susan H., 35. 
Hutchins, Jane M., 50. 
Hyde, Elisha, 11. 



Ingalls, Joseph, 17. 



Jackson, Carrie A. C, 52. 
Jenkins, Mary, 22. 
Johnson, Amos, 17. 

Lydia, 45. 
Joseph, Love, 20. 



Kimball, Mary E., 34. 
King, John, 20. 

Lydia F., 33. 

William, 33. 



75 



76 



INDEX 



Lamb, James, 15. 
Lane, Frances, 29. 
Lanman, David T., 46. 

Larkins, , 22. 

Larrabee, Samuel, 32. 
Latham, Emeline, 40. 
Laughton, Ephraim, 26. 

Morris W., 38. 

Thomas, 26. 
Lawrence, Mary, 24. 
Leach, Judith, 14. 
Le Leurch, Julius, 46. 
Lenox, James, 14. 
Lewis, Sarah, 42. 
Livingstone, Alex., 22. 
Loheed, Hattie A., 28. 
Lord, Jerome J., 39. 
Losey, Jesse B., 40. 
Lowe, Wm. H., 33. 
Lunt, Charles M., 54. 

Elizabeth, 43. 

Ellen E., 54. 
Lurvey, Martha, 20. 
Lyons, Jerusha, 17. 

M 
Marett, Philip, 25. 
Martin, Ellen M., 28. 

Lyman R., 50. 
Mason, Elizabeth, 12. 

Javan K., 11. 

Moses, 11. 

Walter, 11. 
McKenny, Almira, 44. 
Mead, Polly, 34. 
Melvin, Eugene W., 52. 
Merrill, Nathaniel, 32. 

Samuel, 35. 
Miles, Lizzie S., 39. 
Miller, Catherine, 26. 

Isaac, 17. 

Lavina, 38. 

Luther, 26. 

Margaret, 31. 
Moody, Elizabeth G., 13. 

Hannah, 19. 

Monroe, , 36. 

Moore, Isaac, 34. 

Sally H., 54. 
Morgan, Frances O. H., 51. 
Morrill, Dorothy, 31. 
Morse, Elizabeth A., 45. 

James, 34. 

Moses, , 48. 

Moulton, William, 32. 
Munroe, Martha T., IS. 
Myrick, Mary, 20. 

N 
Neal, Betsy, 35. 
Nevins, Sarah, 30. 
Newcomb, Samuel, 45. 
Newman, John, 19, 23. 

Susanna, 23, 67. 
Newton, Benjamin, 8. 
Norton, William, 18. 
Noyes, Benj. H., 44. 

Joseph, 13. 
Nutting, Maria, 38. 



Ober, Daniel, 20. 
Olmstead, Mary M., 53. 
Osgood, Thomas, 23. 



Pardee, Aaron, 20. 
Park, Sarah, 8. 
Parker, John, 15. 

Mary, 15, 

William, 10. 
Parkhurst, Charles S., 45. 

Leonard, 45. 

Peckham, , 25. 

Perkins, Abraham, 20. 

Nathaniel, 20. 
Perry, Henry, 44. 
Philbrick, Ephraim, 8. 

Thomas, 7. 
Phippen, Abigail, 33. 

Joshua, 13. 

Nathaniel, 33. 
Pickard, David, 34. 
Pierce, Frank, 41. 

Mary, 46. 
Pillsbury, Anna, 19. 

Samuel, 48. 
Plumer, Sarah Ann, 44. 
Pomeroy, Theodore, 46. 
Powers, Ed., 17. 
Pritchard, William, 31. 

R 

Race, Henry, 44. 
Rappell, Elizabeth, 48. 
Redfield, Mollv, 17. 
Reed, Sewell, 50. 
Remick, John, 33. 
Remmick, Abigail, 2S. 
Rice, Anna, 17. 

Jazaniah, 17. 

Jedediah, 15. 

Mehitable, 15. 
Richards, William, 11. 
Richardson, John H., 45. 

, 22.. 

Rider, Benjamin, 17. 
Ridgeway, John, 10. 
Risley, Lucy, 40. 
Robinson, Cyrus, 17. 

Jane, 43. 

Mary, 14. 
Rogers, Orythia W., 56. 
Rolfe, Judith, 20. 
Ross, William, 43. 
Royal, Henry W., 49. 
Rumney, Louisa, 55. 

S 

Safford, , 38. 

Sanborn, Albert, 40. 
Sargent, Justin, 26. 

Linda, 27. 
Scripture, Samuel, 8. 
Seavey, Paulina P., 53. 
Shattuck, Lucius, 43. 
Shaw, Lemuel, 25. 
Shores, Stephen, 34. 
Simonds, Alvan H., 47. 

Thomas C, 47. 
Sisko, Emmeline J., 28. 



Sizer, Frederick J., 51. 
Smith, G. L., 56. 

Lydia M., 54. 

Sophronia B., 28. 

Thomas, 7. 

Wm. C, 46. 
Specht, Mary, 52. 
Speed, Angie P., 48. 
Stackpole, Thomas, 45. 
Stanwood, Dolly, 23. 
Stearns, John F., 26. 

Lois, 27. 

Moses, 27. 
Stickney, Enoch, 30. 
Stone, Sawyer S., 36. 
Strong, Alexander H., 41. 

Elizabeth D., 41. 
Sumner, Thomas, 15. 
Swan, Erastus, 27. 
Swasey, Caroline, 44. 
Swett, Luke, 27. 
Symonds, Jonathan, 13. 

Thomas, 16. 



Taft, Fanny, 38. 
Taylor, Rosina F., 51. 
Thayer, Wm. B., 45. 
Thomas, Anna, 53. 

Charles, 31. 
Timson, John, 18. 
Titcomb, Michael, 22. 
Toppan, Henry P., 45. 
Towle, Harvey M., 34. 

Matthew, 18. 
Tozer, Simon, 8. 
Treat, Adaline B., 29. 
Tucke, Mary, 23. 

Mehitable, 35. 
Twiss, Mary, 12. 

U 
Underwood, Samuel, 11. 

W 
Walker, Felix, 46. 
Ward, Abigail, 16. 
Warren, Elizabeth, 8. 

John, 8. 
Waterhouse, Mary, 31. 
Webb, Susan, 43. 
Welds, Sarah, 11. 
Wheeler, Judah D., 37. 

Sarah, 38. 

William, 38. 

Whitehouse, , 48. 

Whitman, , 13. 

Whitmore, Emily L., 56. 
Whitney, Mary, 10. 
Whiton, Mary A. H., 55. 
Wiley, Mary, 20. 
Williams, Eliza, 26. 
Wilson, Harriet, 47. 
Witherell, Mary F., 28. 
Woodbury, Anne A., 47. 
Woodman, Jane E., 56. 
Wright, Mary, 9. 
Wyatt, Mary, 13. 



Young, Sarah, S. 



PATERNAL ANCESTORS OF HIRAM KNAPf 



2. Lois Stearns. 
Aug. 4, 1700 I Feb. 11, 1841. 



1. Hiram Knapp. 3. James Knapp. 4. John Knapp. 

Maylo. 1804-Dec. 7, 1870. May 20, 1707 -Nov. 0. 1839. Oct. 27, 1781 I Aug. 20. 1814. 



C. James Knapp. 
Feb. 21 1690 1 


10. John Knapp. 

May 4, 1001 I 1733. 


1.8. 


John Kna 

1024V 1 1690. 


34. 


William Knapp. 

1578? — Aug. 30, 105t 


7. Marv Fiske. 

Bp. Apr. 20, 1090— Fell. 21 . 11 


11. Sarah Park. 

32. Mar. 21, 100G — Dec. 19, 1727. 


19. 


Sarah Yii 


35. 




8. Jazeniah Rice. 

Sept. (i, 1709 I 1701 


12. Nathaniel Fiske. 

July 12, 1053 | 1735. 


20. 


Thomas Par,. .. 

1028? 1 1090. 


30. 




9. Lydia, 


13. Mary Warren [Child]. 
Nov. 29, 1051 — May 12,1734. 


21. Abigail Dx, 
May 2, 1637— 1091. 


37. 






14. James Rice. 
Mai-. 6, 1009 1 Oct. 14, 1730. 


22. 


Nathan liske. 

I Time 21, 1070. 


3S. 


Richard Parks. 




15. Sarah Stone. 
Feb. 14, 1675 — 


23. 


Susanna. 


3U. 


1 
Sarah. 




16. 


■24. 


Danie"! Warren. 
1028 | 


40. 


Edward Dix. 

I .July 9, 1000. 




17. 


25. 


Mary Bavron. 

Feb. ;3. 1710. 


41. 


Susanna. 






20. 


Thomas Rice. 

| Nov. 10, 1081. 


42. 


Fiske. 

1 



Mary. 



30. 

31. 



32. 48. Ellis Barron. 

I Oct. 30, 1676. 



50. Edmond Rice, Barkhanistead, Herts, Eng. 

1594? I May 3, 1003. 



54. John Stone, s. o£ Gregory and Lydia Stone. 

1619? | 1683. 1590—1073. 1074. 

55. Anne How, da. of Edward and Margaret How. 



56. John Moore, of Sudbury, 1643. 

ion? I 

57. Elizabeth. 

58. 59, 60, 61, 62, 03, 04, 65. 



MATERNAL ANCESTORS OF HIRAM KNAPP 



i, 1767 1 NO 

. Mean,!. 



8. Kleazer Houghton. 



10. J. .1,m Su-ams. 

11. Abigail Fisk.- 



1.".. Esther. 

1669— Jan. 13, 

10. William Divoll. 
Apr. 8. 11172 I 

17. Ruth Whitcoml 



22. Nathaniel Coolidge 

| . ov. 

23. Mary Bright. 



25. Ilepzibah Hastings 
Jan. 31. 1661 — 



Sfl. Sarah Wyeth. . 

40. Thomas Parks, 

I 
4i. Abigail Dir, dl 



nf Nicholas and Rebecca [Andrews] Wyeth. 

of Richard and Sarah (?) Parks 

I Edward and Susanna Hi*. 

.1 Jul) li, 1660, 



Hu, .lulu. Divoll 

31. Hannah White 

32. . Mm Wh 

I 

33. Mary. 



nib. 



41. Anne Uoldstnne, ,1a. of II 

1615 — 

40. William Bond. 

I Dec. 14, 1685. 

47. Sarah Bisoe, da. , 

Feb., 1693. 
4». Thomas Hastings. 



. imiN Ipswich, Eng„ April. 1634. 



f Nathaniel and Elizabetli Biseo 



Ml", 
2.1 



1685. 



49. Margaret Cheney, probably da. of John Cheney, who d. Sept. 

50. 61, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57. 

.IS. William Divoll. 

I 
59. 

00. John White, of Salem, 10:14. 



03. Fn 

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